Recently, two new sets of guidelines were released regarding mobile security and mobile locationing.
- White House Announces Mobile Security Guidelines. The guidelines include a baseline of standard security requirements for mobile computing, a mobile computing decision framework for federal agencies and a mobile security reference architecture. Created through active roles of DHS, DoD, and NIST, these guidelines are an important step towards mobility’s acceptance in federal roles.
- Location Forum Releases Data Privacy Guidelines. (These can be downloaded for a fee here: http://www.thelocationforum.org/location-data-privacy-guidelines/) Location data can become an information weapon when it lands in the wrong hands but with guidelines like those released by the Location Forum’s Privacy Council, privacy issues and security implications are addressed to prevent future problems. With indoor locationing increasing in popularity and importance for both enterprise and retail, individual privacy issues have also caused a stir.
The future of computing, employee empowerment, and security is in mobility. Enterprises and federal agencies that proactively adopt guidelines that implement mobile security and locationing into their mobile policies will have better and safer programs.
Enterprises and our nation can build a stronger tomorrow by fully utilizing what resources we have today. By understanding today’s capabilities, we can protect against cybersecurity threats and attacks.