Containing the Security Threat of Mobile Apps in Higher Ed (EDUCAUSE Review)

“The rapid proliferation of smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices has created a new challenge for college and university IT administrators. With the use of personal mobile devices now mainstream, users of software increasingly expect to get things done on their smartphones. Unlike first-generation applications, such as campus bus schedules, a growing number of new offerings touch enterprise data. The time has come for IT managers to put measures in place that ensure mobile data security across the enterprise. Security issues throughout the enterprise mobile ecosystem, from physical devices to app distribution to the actual code being executed on smartphones, must be systematically addressed. A number of new open-source and community-source technologies can help, including the Kurogo Mobile Platform and the Kuali Mobility for the Enterprise (KME) platform.”  from an article published by Thomas DoddsCassandra Carson, and Randy Ozden in EDUCAUSE Review

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