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Security Policy and Management of Mobile Devices: A SANS Survey

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Deb Radcliff
Phone: (707) 732-3317
Email: dradcliff@sans.org

Bethesda, MD - July 10, 2012 - How are organizations managing risk and compliance around their mobile/employee owned devices? Help SANS Institute find out by taking the SANS Survey on Security Policy and Management of Mobile Devices. To take the survey, follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WVKGVLG

This survey on policy and management follows a first SANS mobility security overview survey. Released in March 2012, that first survey drew more than 650 respondents from all levels of IT and audit across multinational and midsized organizations.

"In that survey, 60% said their organizations allowed employees to bring their own devices, while only 9 percent felt they were fully aware of the devices accessing corporate resources," says Deb Radcliff, executive editor of the SANS Analyst Program. "This indicates a huge gap between policies and actual management of the new risks presented by mobility."

Kevin Johnson, author of the first SANS survey on mobility security, adds that SANS is running this next survey to expand on the information found in the first survey. "It was surprising to find that while many organizations are allowing or thinking about allowing bring your own device, they do not have the controls necessary," says Johnson, senior SANS analyst and course instructor. "In this survey we hope to gain an idea of how organizations are looking to implement the needed controls and what those controls are."

Take this survey and help the IT community understand the level of controls that are working-and not working-to enable today's highly mobile workforce. SANS is also giving away TWO $200 American Express Cards to two respondents who chose to be entered into a SANS random drawing.

Results will be announced during a special two-part complimentary webcast series October 23 and 25 at SANS.org/webcasts. Follow these links to register:

http://www.sans.org/info/109474
http://www.sans.org/info/109479

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