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DEFINITION: SMiShing is a security attack in which the user is tricked into downloading a Trojan horse, virus or other malware onto his cellular phone or other mobile device. SMiShing is short for "SMS phishing." David Rayhawk, senior researcher at McAfee Avert Labs, explains how SMiShing works in a blog post entitled 'SMiShing - an emerging threat vector:'"Some cell phone users have started receiving SMS messages  … 
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Workplace of the Future: DIY IT
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Explore the latest surrounding the trend of consumerization and uncover what your IT department can do to empower users while simultaneously protecting the organization.
Posted: 11 Dec 2012 | Published: 11 Dec 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Delivering Enterprise Information Securely on Android and Apple iOS Devices
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the issues that can arise when incorporating Android and iOS-based tablets and smartphones into the enterprise – with special attention paid to the latest Android 4.0 and iOS 5.1 versions. In addition, uncover the steps you should take to maintain security and control.
Posted: 16 Oct 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Citrix

Delivering Enterprise Information Securely on Android and Apple iOS Devices
sponsored by Citrix Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the issues that arise when allowing Android and iOS-based tablets and smartphones into the enterprise – with special attention paid to the latest Android 4.0 and iOS 5.1 versions – and the steps you should take to maintain security and control.
Posted: 10 Oct 2012 | Published: 01 Jun 2014

Citrix Systems, Inc.

B.Y.O.D Without the Risk
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As the Bring Your Own Device phenomenon continues to grow, organizations are faced with the challenge of enabling mobile access while mitigating risk. This resource explores how to transform your network into one that is robust and highly resilient in order to enable mobility, performance, access, security, management, and control that's scalable.
Posted: 06 Jun 2012 | Published: 06 Jun 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Understanding the risks of mobile apps
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Many of the risks of moble devices are similar to those of traditional spyware, Trojan software, and insecurely designed apps. However, mobile devices are not just small computers. They are designed around personal and communication functionality which makes the top mobile applications risks different from the top traditional computing risks.
Posted: 11 May 2012 | Published: 11 May 2012

Veracode, Inc.

Mobility is moving fast. To stay in control, you have to prepare for change
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The practice of BYOD is on the rise and organizations cannot sit back and let employees roam the network with unsupervised devices. It’s time to take action and tackle the common issues and consequences of BYOD. In this paper, uncover seven (7) questions BYOD raises and how you can address them.
Posted: 25 Apr 2012 | Published: 25 Apr 2012

IBM

Ponemon Global Study on Mobility Risks
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: With the proliferation of mobile devices only progressing, it’s important fully to understand this trend to know how to build a robust security strategy to mitigate risks. This resource uncovers key findings based on a survey of 4,640 IT pros, exploring the major security issues of mobility and what they are doing to effectively address them.
Posted: 16 Apr 2012 | Published: 01 Feb 2012

Websense, Inc.

Honey Stick Report Results
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The Symantec Smartphone Honey Stick Project is an experiment involving 50 “lost” smartphones, demonstrating what users should expect to happen to their smartphones if they are lost and then found by a stranger. View now to explore key findings and uncover recommendations for protecting mobile devices and sensitive information.
Posted: 09 Apr 2012 | Published: 09 Apr 2012

Symantec Corporation

12 Security Predictions for 2012
sponsored by Trend Micro India Pvt. Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, the team at Trend Micro came up with 12 security predictions for this year that fall under main categories including big IT trends, mobile landscape, threat landscape, and Data leaks and breaches. View now to explore these predictions to help you better prepare and protect against upcoming threats.
Posted: 20 Feb 2012 | Published: 20 Feb 2012

Trend Micro India Pvt. Ltd.

Malicious Mobile Threats Report, 2010-2011
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Threats to mobile devices are real, and lacking proper oversight and awareness can lead to serious consequences. In this report explore new and emerging mobile threats and attack vectors, as well as gain practical threat mitigation techniques.
Posted: 15 Feb 2012 | Published: 15 Feb 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Mobile Device Security: Emerging Threats, Essential Strategies
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, explore the emerging threats organizations face with the rise of mobile computing. View now to discover key strategies for securing mobile devices, including the essential requirements for an effective solution.
Posted: 15 Feb 2012 | Published: 15 Feb 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

The State of Cloud Based Security - Taking a Cloud-Based Approach to Security Can Improve Protection and Lower Costs
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: Traditional endpoint solutions are becoming less effective as the threat environment increasingly grows more complex. However, cloud-based security may be the answer, offering an opportunity for improved security, while saving costs. View this paper to explore the current state of cloud-based security, advantages of cloud-based security, and more.
Posted: 30 Jan 2012 | Published: 30 Jan 2012

Webroot

Security Predictions for 2012
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This pivotal resource offers valuable insight into 7 security predictions for the coming year, as well as ways in which your organization can prepare for whatever lurks on the horizon.
Posted: 18 Jan 2012 | Published: 18 Jan 2012

Websense, Inc.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Unleashed in the Age of IT Consumerization
sponsored by Bradford Networks
WHITE PAPER: With the proliferation of mobile devices and the consumerization of IT, corporate networks are becoming more challenging to manage and more at-risk every day. In this paper, explore this increasing issue, and how IT departments can implement a practical and secure strategy and offer the convenience and business agility that mobile devices provide.
Posted: 15 Dec 2011 | Published: 15 Dec 2011

Bradford Networks

State of Software Security Report Volume 4
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Version 4 of the State of Software Security is a semi-annual report that analyzes and examines the emerging trends associated with vulnerabilities in applications, whether they are internally developed or procured from third parties such as outsourcers or commercial software vendors.
Posted: 07 Dec 2011 | Published: 07 Dec 2011

Veracode, Inc.

Security Predictions for 2012
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: With the rise of bring-your-own-devices, mobility, social networking and the cloud, 2012 is likely to bring its share of security challenges. Websense Security Labs researchers compiled a list of security predictions to offer IT pros guidance for on what to expect this upcoming year. View now to uncover the top seven events.
Posted: 23 Nov 2011 | Published: 22 Nov 2011

Websense, Inc.

Endpoint Protection Solutions: Why the Traditional Model is Broken
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: Securing the enterprise may never have been a simple task, but now it is far more complex as hackers have become more creative and as the enterprise itself has extended into remote locations and as far as “the cloud.”
Posted: 10 Nov 2011 | Published: 10 Nov 2011

Webroot

Downloading Mobile Apps is Risky Business
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how downloading mobile apps could introduce client-side vulnerabilities.
Posted: 09 Nov 2011 | Published: 09 Nov 2011

McAfee, Inc.

Mobility & Security: Dazzling Opportunities, Profound Challenges – Carnegie Mellon CyLab
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: For this report, McAfee teamed up with Carnegie Mellon University to examine the current state of mobile security, some common problems and some recommendations that all businesses and consumers should consider.
Posted: 09 Nov 2011 | Published: 09 Nov 2011

McAfee, Inc.

Keep Your Enemies Close: Three Steps to Bring Mobile Devices into Your Security Infrastructure
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper defines and identifies three steps an organization should pursue in parallel to bring mobile devices into your security infrastructure.
Posted: 09 Nov 2011 | Published: 09 Nov 2011

McAfee, Inc.

Say “Yes” to Mobile Devices
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how the McAfee Enterprise Mobility Management (McAfee EMM) web services platform addresses the nuances of mobile device technology while helping IT control these devices the way they control other endpoints.
Posted: 09 Nov 2011 | Published: 09 Nov 2011

McAfee, Inc.

Employee Use of Personal Devices: Managing Risk by Balancing Privacy & Security
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this business brief, Jules Polonetsky, the author of, Employee Use of Personal Devices—Managing risk by balancing privacy and security, outlines the top security and compliance issues that companies need to take into consideration while maintaining privacy balance when employees use their own personal mobile devices for work.
Posted: 09 Nov 2011 | Published: 09 Nov 2011

McAfee, Inc.

Androids in the Enterprise
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: McAfee is expanding its support for Android use, and keeping pace with the maturation of enterprise features in the underlying platform, such as remote management, encryption, and other crucial minimum requirements.
Posted: 09 Nov 2011 | Published: 09 Nov 2011

McAfee, Inc.

Hyper-Mobility meets Security in the corporate environment
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: The use of mobile devices in the enterprise is on the rise as it enables employees to be more productive. But this new trend does not come without risk. View this paper now to explore the key threats of mobile device usage and discover how to ensure complete protection with Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Smartphone.
Posted: 04 Nov 2011 | Published: 04 Nov 2011

Kaspersky Lab

Picking a Sensible Mobile Password Policy
sponsored by Perimeter eSecurity
WHITE PAPER: This paper recommends a passcode policy for mobile devices that is reasonable, user-friendly, highly usable, but still strong enough to protect your company’s data.
Posted: 03 Nov 2011 | Published: 03 Nov 2011

Perimeter eSecurity
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HANDHELD DEVICE SECURITY DEFINITION (continued): …  along these lines: 'We're confirming you've signed up for our dating service. You will be charged $2/day unless you cancel your order: www.smishinglink.com.' (This is an example and was not a real url at the time of writing)This phenomena, which we at McAfee Avert Labs are dubbing "SMiShing" (phishing via SMS), is yet another indicator that cell phones and mobile devices are becoming increasingly used by perpetrators of malware, viruses and scams.While some might recognize this as a scam, many unsuspecting users would not. Fearful of incurring premium rates on their cell phone bill, they visit … 
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