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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.
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EDUCAUSE Library Items for Mobile Security
- Location-Sharing Technologies: Privacy Risks and Controls
July 27, 2010
Due to the ability of cell phone providers to use cell phone towers to pinpoint users’ locations, the increasing popularity of GPS capabilities in cell phones, and the rise of cell phones for I…
- Expert Discussion Session: Mobile Applications and Device Support: Are Your Applications Mobile Ready?
October 14, 2010
Students are arriving on campus with new wireless devices and recent fourth-generation wireless products, and devices continue to expand features and functionality. Which applications should becom…
- Mobile Computing: Safe or Sorry?
October 13, 2010
A session at the EDUCAUSE 2010 Annual Conference
With the ever-increasing use of mobile devices of all kinds on campus to access all applications-and the expectation that security will be handled by IT-what are the issues that IT professionals fa…
- Hot Topic Discussion: Mobility, Telecommuting, and the Cloud
April 13, 2010
A session at the Security 2010
ECAR's sixth Study of Undergraduate Students and IT reported that 29 percent of survey respondents use an Internet-capable handheld device daily, and faculty and staff also love them. Given th…
- Podcast: Jodi Ito on the Information Security Program at the University of Hawaii
January 20, 2012
Jodi Ito is the Information Security Officer at the University of Hawaii. She is responsible for the development and implementation of the university's new information security…
- January is Data Privacy Month: Free Webinars and Easy Ways to Increase Awareness
December 7, 2011
You know the importance of protecting personal identities and the effects social media can have on privacy, but does everyone on your campus? During the month of January, EDUCAUSE is expanding o…
- Data Privacy Legislation: A Policy Brief
August 12, 2011
With the ubiquity of mobile devices and the increases in data breaches, Congress has responded with bi-partisan support for comprehensive privacy legislation. As of August 2011, 18 bills have …
- Top-Ten IT Issues in Higher Education: 2011 Current Issues Survey Results
June 1, 2011
In this year’s Current Issues Survey, mobile computing debuts as a top-ten higher education IT issue critical for strategic success and emerging across all issues is the need for IT leaders to…
- Smartphone Privacy & Security:- Webinar Audio
April 29, 2011
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 …
- 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…