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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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Mobile Device Security Best Practices
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: While mobile devices have become a key tool for businesses today, it has also introduced a number of security risks that must be addressed. In this expert guide, uncover some of the best mobile security practices and how to balance security and end-user morale.
Posted: 12 Apr 2012 | Published: 12 Apr 2012

SearchSecurity.com

IT in Europe: Taking control of smartphones: Are MDMs up to the task?
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: In this Special European edition of Information Security magazine, gain key insight into the increasing risks of mobile devices and the strategies and tools needed to mitigate them. View now to also explore VDI security, cybersecurity threats, IT consumerization deluge, and much more.
Posted: 23 Feb 2012 | Published: 23 Feb 2012

SearchSecurity.com

E-Guide: Physical Security Awareness and Smartphone Security Policy
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EGUIDE: In this e-guide, gain key insight for establishing better physical security and employee awareness for device usage. View now to uncover best practices and technologies that can help you lock down devices, and how to put device responsibility back in the hands of the employee.
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 | Published: 13 Feb 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Security risks that can affect your industry
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EGUIDE: As the threat landscape continues to evolve, the approaches to thwart them must also. But with emerging trends like social networking and the influx of mobile devices, ensuring adequate security is becoming more complex. In this expert resource, explore the security risks organizations face in today’s changing environment.
Posted: 08 Feb 2012 | Published: 08 Feb 2012

SearchSecurity.com

E-Guide: Identifying and addressing evolving threats
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EGUIDE: This expert resource offers key insight into the true definition of cyberthreats and uncovers 4 essential steps to consider when developing your IT security strategy for 2012.
Posted: 03 Feb 2012 | Published: 03 Feb 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Android security settings and controls for Android enterprise security
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EGUIDE: With all the security gaps in the Android platform, is it possible to achieve enterprise-level security? In this resource, gain expert insight into enabling effective Android enterprise security. View now to explore Android security settings and control, battling Android malware, and much more.
Posted: 01 Feb 2012 | Published: 01 Feb 2012

SearchSecurity.com

An effective mobile device security policy
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EGUIDE: Read this expert E-Guide to find your starting point on how to write an effective mobile device security policy and reign successful over the threats they present.
Posted: 28 Nov 2011 | Published: 28 Nov 2011

SearchSecurity.com

Mobile data protection best practices
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EGUIDE: Check out this E-Guide for the top 5 mobile data protection best practices to ensure your corporation's protection.
Posted: 28 Nov 2011 | Published: 28 Nov 2011

SearchSecurity.com

Top Mobile Data Protection Best Practices
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EGUIDE: Mobile data protection is an extremely relevant topic in this day and age. With people now combining their work phones with their personal phones, important data is at risk in multiple ways. Check out this expert E-Guide and learn about the top five ways to secure your phone and make sure your personal and work information stays yours.
Posted: 09 Nov 2011 | Published: 09 Nov 2011

SearchSecurity.com

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.

Survive and Thrive: Tackling Choice, Consumerization and Cloud with BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0
sponsored by BlackBerry
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, Sean McManus, RIM Director of Platform Advocacy, discusses the key trends in mobile computing today, and how to stay ahead with BlackBerry Enterprise Portfolio. View now to explore how you can effectively balance choice, security, flexibility and control over your enterprise mobile devices.
Posted: 07 Dec 2011 | Published: 07 Dec 2011

BlackBerry

Red Alert: Why Tablet Security Matters
sponsored by BlackBerry
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: While tablet computers continue to grow in popularity, for enterprises, there is much to be concerned about. Fact is, most tablets are made for consumer entertainment and not for keeping enterprise secrets. However, the exception is the highly secure, enterprise ready BlackBerry Playbook tablet.
Posted: 01 Dec 2011 | Published: 01 Dec 2011

BlackBerry

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.
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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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