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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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Handheld Device Security Reports
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Tapping into the Bring Your Own Device Shift
sponsored by Workforce
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the BYOD trend, examines its intersections with workforce management, and provides recommendations on how you can maximize your workforce management ROI in an increasingly mobile environment.
Posted: 27 Jun 2014 | Published: 27 Jun 2014


Timely Topics: Enterprise BYOD
sponsored by Workforce
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper helps outline some ways to control the risks of BYOD and addresses other factors that influence your decision to establish a BYOD policy. Discover the compelling advantages of BYOD that will have your leaders deciding "when," not "if," to implement this mobile strategy.
Posted: 27 Jun 2014 | Published: 27 Jun 2014


Enterprise Mobility University: Mobile Device Management and BYOD Classroom
sponsored by
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This classroom will provide a mobile landscape overview, along with strategies for staying afloat in this BYOD era.
Posted: 06 Sep 2013 | Premiered: 16 Aug 2013

Best Practices for Managing and Understanding Mobile Authentication
sponsored by
EBOOK: In this expert guide, you’ll learn some common mistakes made by today’s organizations when it comes to identity and access management (IAM) on mobile devices. You’ll also find tips for managing mobile authentication methods and setting mobile policies.
Posted: 12 Jul 2013 | Published: 12 Jul 2013

Mobile Configuration Management Functions for Successful MDM
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EGUIDE: Configuration management is one of the most essential (if not the most essential) function served by mobile device management. In this expert guide from, you'll get a detailed look at the considerations you need to take concerning configuration management.
Posted: 02 Jul 2013 | Published: 02 Jul 2013

A CIO’s 5 Point Plan for Managing Endpoint Security and Implementing MDM
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EGUIDE: In this e-guide, our expert Niel Nickolaisen offers a five-point solution for managing endpoint security for the hyper-connected enterprise. Then expert Lisa Phifer shares what mobile device management software IT needs and why.
Posted: 25 Jun 2013 | Published: 25 Jun 2013

Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
ANALYST REPORT: This in-depth Gartner Magic Quadrant compares 18 vendors and their EPPs. Inside, learn about each platform's strengths and cautions, and see how each matches up on the quality of their protection capabilities, the depth and breadth of features, and the ease of administration.
Posted: 08 Aug 2014 | Published: 08 Jan 2014

Sophos, Inc.

Craft a security policy for a cloud-based BYOD environment
sponsored by IBM
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: As the bring your own device (BYOD) movement gains popularity in the workplace, new security concerns arise. In this article, learn how to create a thorough, clear security policy for a cloud-based BYOD environment that includes RIM, Android, Apple, and Windows devices.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 10 May 2013


State of the Art on Managing Endpoints
sponsored by Dell and VMware
EGUIDE: This expert resource will show how you can tackle endpoint management more methodically by coming to terms with BYOD, securing data effectively, and addressing enterprise mobility management. Read on to learn more today.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 21 Jun 2013

Dell and VMware

What’s the Best Focus for MDM Strategy Now?
sponsored by
EBOOK: This guide provides expert advice on how to craft a mobile device security strategy that safeguards enterprise assets and prevents minor security issues from becoming major security disasters.
Posted: 12 Mar 2014 | Published: 12 Mar 2014

BYOD File Sharing – Go Private Cloud to Mitigate Data Risks
sponsored by Accellion, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn about a solution that can help you stay safe while going mobile, working with cloud file sharing, and more.
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

Accellion, Inc.

Mobility Mayhem: Balancing BYOD with Enterprise Security
sponsored by Code42
PRESENTATION: Join this exclusive webinar now to hear security experts dive deep into how BYOD impacts enterprise security strategies and provide practical tips for securing your mobile workforce.
Posted: 23 Oct 2013 | Published: 11 Dec 2013


MobilEcho Trial Download
sponsored by Acronis
PRODUCT DEMO: This software demo will help you find out if Acronis mobileEcho is right for your mobile needs.
Posted: 16 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 16 Oct 2013


Why now is the Time to Get Started with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: To prepare for the new BlackBerry, many IT managers are turning to BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 to provide unified device management for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, iOS and Android devices. Get tips on mobile management and transitioning to BlackBerry Services, and learn how you can try the platform for free.
Posted: 29 Jun 2013 | Published: 29 Jun 2013


Top 10 Features of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: IT leaders need a solution that can help them manage multiple platforms, mixed ownership and higher usage. Why do so many CIOs turn to BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 for help overseeing their mobility management needs? Find out in this white paper.
Posted: 29 Jun 2013 | Published: 29 Jun 2013


Protection for Every Enterprise: How BlackBerry 10 Security Works
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: If you're choosing a platform for enterprise-grade mobile device management, security probably tops your list of requirements. Learn how BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 can help you secure and manage not only BlackBerry devices, but iOS and Android devices as well, enabling the cross-platform mobility management you need.
Posted: 29 Jun 2013 | Published: 29 Jun 2013


Strategy for Securing Mobile Content - 5 Key Guidelines
sponsored by Accellion, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Inside, you'll find 5 guidelines that every organization should follow for comprehensive mobile security.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

Accellion, Inc.

How to add Mobile Devices to Enterprise PKI solutions
sponsored by OpenTrust
WHITE PAPER: Extending Public Key Infrastructure’s (PKI) certificate-based authentication to include mobile devices is the only way to restore the security of computing assets in the BYOD era. Read this whitepaper to learn how to add mobile devices to your Enterprise PKI solution.
Posted: 27 Jun 2013 | Published: 27 Jun 2013


FAQ Guide on Endpoint Management
sponsored by CenterBeam
EGUIDE: This e-guide from features an FAQ to help you understand the best methods of endpoint management and why cloud-based services should be considered a viable option.
Posted: 24 Jun 2013 | Published: 24 Jun 2013


Best Practices for Managing Endpoints in the Era of Consumerization
sponsored by SearchMobileComputing
EBOOK: This expert resource will show how you can tackle endpoint management more methodically by coming to terms with BYOD, securing data effectively, and addressing enterprise mobility management. Read on to learn more today.
Posted: 21 Jun 2013 | Published: 21 Jun 2013


Citrix Mobile Solutions Bundle - Product Overview
sponsored by Citrix Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read on and learn more about an integrated approach to mobile device management that can provide comprehensive IT control and policy enforcement while empowering end-user productivity via beautifully delivered mobile applications.
Posted: 14 Jun 2013 | Published: 06 Jun 2013

Citrix Systems, Inc.

Mobile Device Management Live Chat
sponsored by
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: In this live Q&A, Philip Clarke, research analyst with Nemertes Research, will discuss the security benefits and tradeoffs of MDM and help you understand whether it's a fit for your mobile security needs.
Posted: 14 Jun 2013 | Premiered: 14 Jun 2013

Say "Yes!" to Mobility: Meet the New Dell KACE K3000 Mobile Management
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WEBCAST: Are you ready to say yes to mobility? Watch this presentation to discover a mobile solution that can help you manage the devices and users in your enterprise, secure mobile data, develop and modernize your business, and optimize your infrastructure to support productivity. Watch and learn more.
Posted: 13 Jun 2013 | Premiered: Jun 13, 2013

Dell, Inc.

Enabling a Safe and Secure "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) Environment
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover details of a holistic, effective approach that will help you enable BYOD in the enterprise without compromising user needs for security or control.
Posted: 12 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Dell, Inc.

Mobile Device Security Lacking in Most Hospital Policy Discussions
sponsored by Essextec
EZINE: This expert resource from will attempt to uncover why conversations about mobile security have been lacking, discuss the emerging trends surrounding BYOD policies, and advise readers how to ensure security protocols are properly followed.
Posted: 11 Jun 2013 | Published: 11 Jun 2013

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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:' (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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