Improving Your Organization’s Mobile Security Posture with the NCCoE’s Guide

Over the last several months, MobileIron has been working closely with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on the mitigation of mobile threats within the enterprise.

 Improving Your Organization’s Mobile Security Posture with the NCCoE’s Guide

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is a collaborative hub where industry organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions work together to address businesses’ most pressing cybersecurity challenges. The NCCoE has just released a draft practice guide, titled "Mobile Device Security: Corporate-Owned Personally-Enabled (COPE)", leveraging industry, government, and academic expertise.

This practice guide is for organizations that want to more securely deploy and manage mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. The NCCoE collaborated with technology vendors, including MobileIron, to successfully develop an example solution that organizations can reference to adapt and adopt increased security for their mobility programs. The guide contains three volumes, including the Executive Summary (part A); a description of Approach, Architecture and Security Characteristics (part B); and the How-to Guide (part C) with its detailed instructions for setup.

This practice guide can help enterprises reduce their risk by showing how commercially available technologies like MobileIron* can be used to improve the security of their mobile infrastructure. MobileIron is redefining enterprise security with the industry’s first mobile-centric, zero trust platform built on the foundation of unified endpoint management (UEM) to secure access and protect data across the perimeter-less enterprise.

I encourage IT, professionals, to take advantage of the valuable information in the guide, as well as to reach out to us for the absolute latest perspectives on this rapidly-evolving security front. You may download the guide and provide your thoughts on the NCCoE website. Comments on the draft will be accepted through Sunday, September 22.

*While the example implementation uses certain products, including MobileIron’s UEM, NIST and the NCCoE do not endorse these products. The guide presents the characteristics and capabilities of those products, which an organization’s security experts can use to identify similar standards-based products that will fit within their organization’s existing tools and infrastructure.

Mike Carr

Senior Federal Sales Engineer

About the author

Mike Carr is a Senior Federal Sales Engineer in his seventh year with MobileIron. With over 25 years as an IT sales and services professional, his background has focused on security, productivity, and collaboration tools. He holds a B.S. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.