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Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Solutions for Securing your Mobile Devices

Created: 18 Oct 2013 • Updated: 21 Oct 2013
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Governments around the world are using this month to educate industry and the public on the importance of cybersecurity.  As part of this year’s observance of Cybersecurity Awareness month, the United States Department of Homeland Security has identified a theme for each week of the month, based on a different cybersecurity issue.  The issue I’d like to focus on is:

Being Mobile: Online Safety and Security - Emphasizes the importance of cybersecurity no matter where you are or what device you are using.

Symantec is committed to helping organizations create a comprehensive and resilient security strategy and mobile security is a key component of that strategy.   The use of mobile devices continues to grow at an amazing rate and a staggering number of organizations now permit employee-owned devices to be used in the workplace.  This trend poses obvious security risks to organizations that must secure a wide range of smartphones and tablets.  Symantec strong authentication solutions (Validation and ID Protection Service and Managed PKI Service) offer a way to address this security gap. 

Specifically for securing mobile devices, IDC Security Analyst Sally Hudson had this to say regarding the next three years: “We see technologies such as digital certificates becoming the de facto standard for validating mobile devices and their users, especially as the world moves more toward the inherently nebulous and untrusted nature of cloud computing.”

Read what IDC is saying about the Growing Value of User Authentication, including how Bring Your Own IDentity (BYOID) will become a key concept in the latter half of the 2013–2017 to help secure our online interactions.

Click Here to learn why digital certificates are essential for managing your mobile devices.