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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
- 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…
- FireEye, Inc. and University of California, Berkeley - Combating Stealth Malware and Botnets in Higher Education
May 6, 2008
A session at the Security 2008
UC Berkeley's Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences department wanted to strengthen security for mobile users on the wireless network. This talk will cover practical knowledge required …
- Seminar 2A - Wireless Security for Mobile Devices PLEASE NOTE: Separate registration and fee are required to attend this seminar.
April 10, 2007
A session at the Security 2007
Wireless devices and networks are increasingly ubiquitous, although attention to ensuring their security has been inadequate. Learn how to protect your campus users, mobile devices, and your wirele…