The rapid pace at which mobile technologies evolve requires regular reevaluation of a mobility program to ensure it is accomplishing its security, privacy, and workplace functionality. Built-in mobile protections may not be enough to fully mitigate the security challenges associated with mobile information systems. Usability, privacy, and regulatory requirements each influence which mobile security technologies and security controls are going to be well-suited to meet the needs of an organization’s mobility program.
The goal of the Mobile Device Security for Enterprises (MDSE) project is to help organizations across business sectors develop a series of clear and repeatable reference mobile architectures that any organization can adapt and adopt to ease design, accelerate deployment, and build in security for their mobility program from the outset.
This project will result in three separate Practice Guides to demonstrate different management technologies, each detailing how commercially available technologies can be used to manage and secure mobile devices while supporting a variety of usage scenarios:
- Privacy-Enhanced Build in which an organization wants to grant secure access while preserving privacy for end users or other organizations that own data on the device
- Government Build in which strong data confidentiality is implemented using certified and validated technologies
- Enterprise Build in which business productivity tools are deployed to mobile users with a variety of risk profiles