Mark Loveless, a white-hat hacker also known as "Simple Nomad," talks about the increase in mobile security threats. Loveless is a senior security researcher for Vernier Networks. In this Dec. 6 edition of Security Wire Weekly, learn how easy it is for a hacker to gain access to mobile devices, whether employees are generally aware of security for their devices and why Bluetooth headsets should be turned off.
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- Essential practices for securing mobile devices: In this lesson, Lisa Phifer examines inherent weaknesses in mobile messaging devices, and discusses how to lock down mobile platforms to protect against emerging threats and risky end-user behaviors.
- Will networks be targeted via mobile devices?: Conflicting reports on the dangers posed to networks by malicious code targeting handheld devices prompted a three-part roundtable on their potential dangers to networks, enhanced risk to those eventually implementing .NET and liability issues.
- Study: Some firms balk at mobile security: Companies are failing to safeguard sensitive data on employee mobile devices, according to a survey by the Business Performance Management Forum.
- SearchSecurity.com Guide to Infosec Certifications: This Guide to Infosec Certifications provides an overview of the myriad options available to security professionals looking to expand their infosec career.
- Policies for reducing mobile risk: As the use of employee-owned mobile computing devices increases, so do the risks they pose to corporate networks and data. In this tip, Lisa Phifer outlines the essential components of an information security policy that deals with mobile devices.
- Information Security podcasts: Visit SearchSecurity's podcast archive.
This was first published in December 2006