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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
- 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
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 2011Updated May 2012
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.
Library Items on this Topic
EDUCAUSE Library Items for Mobile Security
- Touch ID: Net Benefit or Net Loss?
October 8, 2013
Guest Blogger: Joshua Wright , @joswr1ght With the introduction of the iPhone 5S, Apple debuted Touch ID, an integrated fingerprint authentication system used for unlocking the …
- Higher Education Information Security Council Releases 2012-13 Strategic Plan
January 4, 2012
The Higher Education Information Security Council 2012-13 Strategic Plan is now available online. This strategic plan is intended to set forth a vision for the higher education information s…
- Security Conference 2012 CFP Now Open! Proposals Due 12/16
November 3, 2011
As the breadth of technology expands globally, so do the boundaries of information security. The 10th annual Security Professionals Conference will attempt to recalibrate security during a p…
- New HEISC Resource: Mobile Internet Device Security Guidelines
June 30, 2011
The Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) Technologies, Operations, and Practices (TOP) working group has developed a new resource, Mobile Internet Device Security Guidelines …
- May 26, 2011: Congressional Internet Caucus State of the Mobile Net Conference
May 26, 2011
The Advisory Committee of the Congressional Internet Caucus is holding its 3rd Annual State of the Net Conference today. Follow the event on Twitter . …
- Secure Mobile-an Oxymoron?
April 29, 2011
Responses to the #1 topic on IdeaScale, " Consumers dictate device usage, not IT, " indicate that MANY of you believe consumers will drive smartphone adoption in Higher Education, w…