Security Management Considerations for Mobile Devices

Contributed by Brian Davis

Mobile devices have been in existence for many years now. This class of computers began with the invention of laptops and, within the past few years, smartphones have been introduced and has quickly gained popularity. Data, ranging from personal information, to sales data, to industry secrets can now be accessed from or taken anywhere in the world. This brings about security concerns for all organizations, whether nonprofit and for-profit. Just like stationary computers, desktops and servers, these devices can be compromised by an attacker. What are some steps organizations can take to mitigate the threat and utilize the productivity increase that mobile devices provide?

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