July 12, 2012 – As more work is done outside of the office, enterprises must embrace additional tiers of security and threat models for mobile devices to ensure internal data safety, according to a new draft of recommendations from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

In its “Guidelines for Managing and Securing Mobile Devices in the Enterprise,” the NIST presented its first enterprise mobile security and management best practices, covering smart phones, tablets and other devices, but excluding laptops. The report was authored by Murugiah Souppaya, of the NIST Computer Science Division, and Karen Scarfone, of Scarfone Cybersecurity, a federal information security consultancy.

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