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CHIPS Articles: NIST Seeks Comments for Managing the Security of Mobile Devices

NIST Seeks Comments for Managing the Security of Mobile Devices
By CHIPS Magazine - March 26, 2020
Today mobile devices are ubiquitous and indispensable in navigating our personal lives as well as for businesses and organizations conducting transactions.

It seems just a short while ago that mobile devices were personal consumer communication devices. Now they are now permanent fixtures in enterprises and are used to access modern networks and systems to process sensitive, such as proprietary, privacy and financial data, NIST officials said in a release.

To address these threats, Draft NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-124 Revision 2, Guidelines for Managing the Security of Mobile Devices in the Enterprise, assists organizations in managing and securing mobile devices against the ever-evolving threats.

Draft SP 800-124 Rev. 2 describes technologies and strategies that can be used as countermeasures and mitigations. It also provides recommendations for secure deployment, use, and disposal of mobile devices throughout the mobile device life-cycle. The scope of this publication includes mobile devices, centralized device management, and endpoint protection technologies, while including both organization-provided and personally owned, also known as bring your own device, deployment scenarios.

The public comment period for this document is open through June 26, 2020. Please see the publication details for a copy of the document and instructions for submitting comments.

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