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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.

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  • 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).

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