Author and veteran information security professional Stephen Fried discusses mobile device security threats, and offers advice on ways companies can implement a mobile device security program.
Stephen Fried is an information security professional with more than 25 years experience in information technology. Fried has led the creation of security programs for two Fortune 500 companies and has extensive background in such diverse security issues as risk assessment and management, security policy development, security architecture, infrastructure and perimeter security design, outsource relationship security, offshore development, intellectual property protection, security technology development, business continuity, secure e-business design, and information technology auditing. A frequent speaker and instructor at conferences, Fried is also active in many security industry organizations. He is a contributing author to the Information Security Management Handbook and has also been quoted in Secure Enterprise and CIO Decisions magazines. His latest book, Mobile Device Security, was published by CRC Press in 2010.
As each generation of portable electronic devices and storage media becomes smaller, higher in capacity, and easier to transport, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to protect the data on these devices while still enabling their productive use in the workplace. Explaining how mobile devices can create backdoor security threats, Mobile Device Security: A Comprehensive Guide to Securing Your Information in a Moving World specifies immediate actions you can take to defend against these threats. It begins by introducing and defining the concepts essential to understanding the security threats to contemporary mobile devices, and then takes readers through all the policy, process, and technology decisions that must be made to create an effective security strategy.