Mobile Data Loss: Threats and Countermeasures

  • 42m
  • Michael T. Raggo
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2015

The mobile threat landscape is evolving bringing about new forms of data loss. No longer can organizations rely on security policies designed during the PC era. Mobile is different and therefore requires a revised approach to countermeasures to mitigate data loss. Understanding these differences is fundamental to creating a new defense-in-depth strategy designed for mobile. Mobile Data Loss: Threats & Countermeasures reviews the mobile threat landscape using a hacker mind-set to outline risks and attack vectors that include malware, risky apps, operating system compromises, network attacks, and user behaviours. This provides the basis for then outlining countermeasures for defining a holistic mobile security methodology that encompasses proactive protections, response mechanisms, live monitoring, and incident response. Designing a comprehensive mobile security strategy is key. Mobile Data Loss: Threats & Countermeasures outlines the threats and strategies for protecting devices from a plethora of data loss vectors.

  • Outlines differences in mobile devices versus PCs
  • Reviews mobile threat landscape using a hacker mind-set to outline risks and attack vectors
  • Summarizes the tools and techniques for implementing enterprise countermeasures
  • Maps mobile to common security compliances including PCI, HIPAA, and CJIS
  • Provides a defense-in-depth methodology and strategy for enterprises to minimize data loss

About the Author

Michael Raggo (CISSP, NSA-IAM, ACE, CSI) has over 20 years of security research experience. His current focus is threats and countermeasures for the mobile enterprise. Michael is the author of “Data Hiding: Exposing Concealed Data in Multimedia, Operating Systems, Mobile Devices and Network Protocols” for Syngress Books. A former security trainer, Michael has briefed international defense agencies including the FBI and Pentagon, is a participating member of the PCI Mobile Task Force, and is a frequent presenter at security conferences, including Black Hat, DEF CON, DoD Cyber Crime, InfoSec, SANS, and OWASP.

In this Book

  • Preparing for Generation Mobile
  • Understanding Mobile Data Loss Threats
  • Mobile Security Countermeasures
  • Ensuring Mobile Compliance
  • Developing Your Mobile Device Security Strategy