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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
- Can Big Data Help Universities Tackle Security, BYOD?
July 31, 2012
Universities have some of the most complex IT infrastructures around, and BYOD is a reality they can't escape. Chief Security Officers at universities are increasingly turning to Big Data an…
- For BYOD Best Practices, Secure Data, Not Devices
July 17, 2012
Author, Thor Olavsrud, writes for CIO Magazine that "IT organizations are justifiably concerned about the security risks inherent in bringing your own device (BYOD). Many are turning to …
- Rolling Out a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program
June 5, 2012
Use of personally owned devices continues to grow on campuses. If we don’t support these devices , community members will find their own way to support them, which could put our networks…
- Podcast: Tom Zeller on Dramatic Changes in Higher Ed IT
July 11, 2012
Tom Zeller has over 30 years of higher education IT experience. His current role as Senior Technology Analyst in the Applied Technology Laboratory at Indiana University involves projects in e…
- Multiple Devices and Platforms: Institutional Strategies
May 17, 2012
This CNI’s Executive Roundtable on multiple devices and platforms discussed institutional strategies concerning BYOD. Faculty, staff, and students in our institutions continue to use laptops a…
- Field Research: Mobility in the Age of Consumerization
February 17, 2012
This 31-page report analyzes the results of a recent Gartner research study performed between August and October of 2011. The study focused on enterprise mobility and was designed to generate qu…
- Lions and Tigers and Mobile Devices: Removing the Fear Factor from Securing Smart Devices
May 17, 2012
A session at the Security Professionals Conference 2012
The dramatic increase of smart devices across campus has presented security professionals with some interesting opportunities and challenges. Two Texas state institutions will review where they are…
- 2012 Planning Guide: Identity and Privacy
December 12, 2011
After two years of rapid and disruptive change in the identity market, 2012 promises even more of the same. Intensifying policy battles, increased levels of fraud and privacy intrusion, continui…
- The Cloud or Bust
February 14, 2012
A session at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative 2012 Annual Meeting
The advent of cloud computing and the proliferation of mobile devices have sparked the imagination of faculty and students but challenged many of our traditional support structures. This panel will…
- Mobile Internet Device Security Guidelines
June 29, 2011
This document is designed to help you develop mobile Internet device security policy, standards, guidelines or procedures. It is organized into steps you can follow to define your objectives…