Nearly everyone has personal devices that they want to be able to use for work. Whether it’s their smartphone, personal laptop or the tablet they got for their birthday, employees want to be able to use their own device, connect to the corporate network and conduct business. While personal mobile devices use can help boost productivity, organisations that quickly endorse BYOD can introduce serious security gaps. So what kinds of BYOD risks need to be managed, how can you obtain BYOD policy acceptance, and how can you limit mobile device exposures?
A new SANS webcast, “Architecting a Flexible Strategy for Securing Enterprise and Personal Mobile Devices (BYOD),” will answer these questions and more. The expert session will examine BYOD trends and risks, the mobile security landscape, policy development and control options. The session will also present a tiered service approach to enterprise mobile security, where complementary controls can offer necessary network and device level defenses to enable IT organisations the means to realise mobility advantages and reduce security threats.
The webcast will be led by guest speaker Phil Hochmuth, security program analyst at IDC, who will be joined by Scott Gordon vice president at ForeScout Technologies.
This SANS webcast, sponsored by ForeScout, will take place on Thursday 14 September 2012 at 1:00 PM EDT/10:00 AM PDT. ForeScout invites users and media to register for the webcast aand registrants will receive a complimentary, in-depth IDC white paper on the issues presented.
The webcast presents proven process and technology considerations that InfoSec professionals can put to immediate use. Other topics that will be addressed include:
* Real-world issues, considerations and operational impact
* Policy development processes to tolerate, support or embrace BYOD
* Why combine NAC, MDM and other technical controls
* How to devise tiered security service strategy