Enterprise Mobile Device Security: 10 Top Information Websites - dummies

Enterprise Mobile Device Security: 10 Top Information Websites

By Rich Campagna, Subbu Iyer, Ashwin Krishnan, Mark Bauhaus

To secure your mobile devices, you must keep abreast of the latest types of threats and solutions. What better place to go and find this late-breaking information than the Internet? Of course, surfing aimlessly and looking for self-professed experts on this topic may not be a judicious use of your time.

  • Tech SANS

    www.sans.org. SANS (SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security) is the precursor to all things security and is a great resource for topical white papers, weekly bulletins and alerts, training, and security vulnerabilities. What makes SANS so unique is that its membership consists of more than 165,000 security professionals. You’ll find a healthy dose of mobile topics on the Tech SANS website.

  • Dark Reading

    www.darkreading.com. The Dark Reading website is devoted to in-depth security analysis on all aspects of security — including mobile — is its claim to fame. You’ll also find frequent webcasts with leading industry luminaries. The topic of mobility security is starting to appear more frequently on the Dark Reading website.

  • F-Secure Security Threat Summaries

    www.f-secure.com/en_EMEA-Labs/news-info/threat-summaries. F-Secure is one of the oldest mobile security companies around. Its threat summaries are comprehensive, yet succinct. Periodically published, they’re a great resource to find out about the latest and greatest threats — both as a look back as well as a harbinger of things to come.

  • Infosecurity Network

    www.infosec.co.uk. This site is a great collection of blogs, events, and pithy videos on all things security, including mobile security.

  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (Security Research)

    csrc.nist.gov/groups/SNS/index.html. NIST, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, was founded in 1901 as the nation’s first federal physical science research laboratory. NIST sponsors three groups that do cutting-edge security research. Each group dabbles with mobility, and you’ll be ahead of the game if you can find a few moments each day to keep up with the plethora of information published.

    • Cryptographic Technology: This group develops standards and researches how to keep secure what needs to be secure.

    • Systems and Emerging Technologies Security Research: This group helps to define “emerging” for the rest of us can just read the highlights.

    • Security Management and Assurance: This group works with other federal organizations in search of consensus so there are single standards, not multiple ones.

  • Vendors’ Websites

    Juniper Networks has state-of-the-art security offerings, and its site is a treasure trove of information for enterprise, mobility, and consumer. www.juniper.net/us/en/dm/mobilesecurity/

    McAfee has great blogs that bring today’s security information into focus. blogs.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs

    Trend Micro can shed light onto any endpoint security issue you’re having — or may have, when your network gets big enough. us.trendmicro.com

    Symantec is another established name in security and computing. www.symantec.com

  • ICSA labs

    www.icsalabs.com. The International Computer Security Association (ICSA) has a website with lots of white papers, pointers, and other useful information for anyone who handles IT security issues.

  • CERT

    www.cert.org. The CERT program is part of the Software Engineering Institute’s CERT Coordination Center, a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University. Primarily focused on responding to major security incidents and analyzing product vulnerabilities/


    www.us-cert.gov. US-CERT is the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team and coordinates between the government and the public against both small and massive cyber attacks.

  • GSM Association

    gsmworld.com. The GSMA represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry. Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem. Security has become a topic du jour of late, and the website covers some good mobile-specific security topics.