The only way to do mobile security is through the cloud. Mobile phones have many limitations, most notably the fact that they can’t multi-task. You can’t really run constantly updating anti-virus in the background. The device can only handle one app at a time. Plus you can’t auto-start services like we used to with the AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files, explained Winn Schwartau, Chairman of the Board, Mobile Active Defense.

Mobile security is nothing new, said Schwartau. He’s been at it 27 years, and he says mobile security has all of the basics that he’s been teaching for all these years.

Mobile phones are not telephones. They are computers that have voice capability. You shouldn’t treat them any differently than you do anything that connects to the network remotely, like notebooks, Schwartau said.


Tags , ,

SANS Endpoint Security Maturity Model

David Spark

David Spark has contributed 156 posts to The State of Security.

View all posts by David Spark >