mobile devices and offer a limited
number of applications on this
network. Still others use device-based certificates to regulate access
to applications and the corporate
WLAN. This way, selected individuals, such as C-level executives, can
access the WLAN from their iPhones
and iPads while others cannot.
Mitigating the risks
Security executives accept the fact
that mobile devices are here to stay,
and they’re launching strategies to
mitigate the risks as best they can
while allowing the devices to remain
useful business tools for workers.
“Overall, organizations have
been struggling with [keeping]
mobile devices secure,” says Ariel
Silverstone, vice president and CISO
at online travel services provider
Expedia.com. “Clearly, mobile devic-
es operate for the most part outside
the company’s firewall and perim-
Some mobile products are more
secure than others, Silverstone
says, but even the most secure
device can potentially pose a threat
to a company’s information assets.
Fortunately, there are ways of
making the devices as secure as,
if not more secure than, desktop
computers, he says.