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Information security takes on new dimensions in a mobile context. The protection of sensitive data, IT systems, and user privacy requires different strategies. Given the limited control colleges and universities have over the mobile devices and apps on campus, what solutions can institutions find to address issues of mobile security? Explore this resource site—a collection of all EDUCAUSE resources related to mobile security.
Articles, Papers, and Reports
- 8 Mobile Device Security Steps, EDUCAUSELive!, October 2013. The SANS 8 Mobile Device Security Steps is a community-driven project to provide the most up-to-date information on the most effective strategies for securing mobile infrastructure.
- 7 Things You Should Know About Mobile Security, March 2011
An EDUCAUSE summary of the ways in which mobile computing amplifies some existing security concerns and introduces new ones, including issues surrounding user privacy.
Mobile Computing 5-Day Sprint—Day 4 Recap -- Security, Privacy, and Policy, June 2011
This brief summarizes day 4 of the EDUCAUSE Mobile Computing 5-Day Sprint, held April 25–29, 2011.
Mobile Internet Device Security Guidelines, June 2011
A wiki designed to help you develop mobile Internet device security policy, standards, guidelines or procedures. This site is maintained by Internet2 and the Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC).
Ten Steps to Secure Your Mobile Device, August 2010
A wiki featuring advice about securing mobile devices and a list of links to additional resources about mobile security, maintained by Internet2 and the Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC).
Presentations and Seminars
- Managing and Securing Mobile Devices in Higher Education, May 2013.
Hot Topic Discussion: Mobility, Telecommuting, and the Cloud, April 2010
From the 2010 Security Professionals Conference, a presentation (including slides and a recording of the session) by Adam Goldstein and Joe St. Sauver that outlines the threats posed by mobile devices and measures that can limit the risk.
Location-Sharing Technologies: Privacy Risks and Controls, July 2010
An EDUCAUSE Live! web seminar with Lorrie Faith Cramor, who discusses the risks to user privacy posed by mobile devices, as well as strategies and tools that provide a level of control over how location-specific information is shared.
Mobile Computing: Safe or Sorry?, October 2010
A Point/Counterpoint presentation by Mark Bruhn and John Suess at the EDUCAUSE 2010 Annual Conference (including a video of the session and a shortened, audio version), in which the speakers debate strategies for securing mobile devices on campus.
Smartphone Privacy & Security: What Should We Teach Our Users?, April 2011
In this session, an active researcher from Carnegie Mellon University will explore mobile privacy and security issues and suggest how campus policies can mitigate some of the larger risks.
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EDUCAUSE Library Items for Mobile Security
- University-wide ICT Policies
August 25, 2014
The Univeristy of the West Indies University-wide ICT Policies include policies on Acceptable Use, Social Media, Electronic Communication and Security. …
- Boston University Data Protection Standards
March 21, 2014
Boston University Data Protection Standards were created with the input and approval of the Information Security and Business Continuity Governance Committee and are intended to help the Unive…
- Columbia University Administrative Policy Library: Computing and Technology
March 21, 2014
Columbia University: Administrative Policy Library Computing and Technology website Columbia University: Administrative Policy Library Comput…
- Northeastern University Security Policies and Programs
March 21, 2014
Northeastern University's Security Policies and Programs website consists of several IT policies e.g., Acceptable Use Policy, Written Information Security Program and Northeastern Univers…
- University of Northern Colorado Information Management and Technology: Standards, Policies & Procedures
March 21, 2014
The University of Northern Colorado provides information technology resources to a large and varied group, including faculty, staff, students and guests. All members of this community are respo…
- Wellesley College Stewardship of Electronic Content Policy
February 27, 2014
The Wellesley College Stewardship of Electronic Content Policy establishes the exceptions to electronic content privacy at Wellesley College, including the retention of and access to electronic…
- Applying for Cellular Phones & Mobile Devices
September 9, 2011
This Northern Arizona University policy concerns employees seeking an allowance on cell phones or mobile devices. This Northern Arizona Universit…
- Rowan University Personal Cell Phone and Mobile Device Usage Reimbursement Policy
September 7, 2012
This is the Rowan University policy on reimbursement of personal cell phones or mobile devices by the university. This is the Rowan University po…
- Pepperdine University Telecommunications Policy
September 25, 2013
These are policies and resources for the Pepperdine University Telecommunications Policy. Including FAQs. These are policies and resources for th…
- Mobile Communications Device Policy
September 1, 2013
Fairleigh Dickinson University created a Mobile Communications Device Policy to comply with new IRS related legislation concerning the taxability of employer provided cell phones. …