Intrusion Defense School

Enterprise mobile device defense fundamentals

Zeus Kerravala
Mobile device security is approaching a tipping point: attackers are spending more time poking and prodding various mobile device platforms and applications, looking for exploitable weaknesses that will lead to a pathway into the enterprise. This lesson examines the realities of the security threat posed by mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, the methods used by savvy attackers and the technology and policy decisions to consider regarding personal devices and corporate data stored and accessed by consumer devices.

About the expert:
Zeus Kerravala is principal analyst for ZK Research.

In this part:

Webcast: Mobile security is now an imperative

The new world of work is being powered by rapid evolution in the consumer mobile device market and the effect that bring-your-own-device users now have on the enterprise. However, a variety of related issues that come with this new IT paradigm is setting the stage for increased mobile hacking of platforms, apps and social engineering of users themselves. This webcast will provide an overview of consumerization trends transforming enterprise mobile computing, how the network, enterprise and end-user mobile device risks differ and what organizations should do to defend against this changing mobile threat landscape.

Tip: Essential enterprise mobile security controls

Learn about the enterprise mobile security controls – including malware defense, threat detection and centralized management -- that must be considered when formulating an enterprise mobile security strategy.

Podcast: Countdown -- Top five priorities of mobile attackers

Mobile attackers aren't stupid: they know what they want, and they know how to get it. It's up to enterprise security teams to understand attackers' motivations and be a step ahead. In this podcast, learn the top priorities of mobile attackers and how enterprise security teams can use knowledge of those motivations to thwart mobile device attacks.

Quiz: Enterprise mobile device defense fundamentals

In this quiz, test your knowledge of enterprise mobile device defense fundamentals, including threat intelligence tactics, support for BYOD and core MDM features.

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