In recent times, it has become apparent that with high-profile security scares, that iOS may indeed be the safer bet in working with iOS over the Android counterpart. In recent news, malware attacks on Android devices can result in loss of data on the phone as well as SIM card. Security claims have also arisen from the device fragmentation, causing for concern in enterprises that value standardization. Another additional element noted is that in the new cables for the new and upcoming iOS devices include security features in the cable.
As the masses begin to adopt iOS and Android Fortunately, with PaRaBaL, we can help you install your BYOD solutions in a quick and secure manner to not only iOS, but also to Android, ensuring that the security issues for both iOS and Android have been addressed. If additional security is needed, we also offer security training to become a Security Specialist for both iOS as well as Android teaching you how these devices are exploited and what you can do to prevent it.
Recent news and information points towards an ever-increasing risk that becomes introduced into the mobile environment. As mobile devices continue to grow, so does the sensitivity and amount of information being contained as a device. As a result, this leaves a continuously growing target on mobile devices. Within the past year, the volume of attacks on mobile targets has increased six-times since the previous year. While an estimated 40% of users are predicted to click on phishing links.
With the ever-growing concern and vulnerabilities being introduced into mobile devices, ensuring your data is easily become a harder task. Fortunately, PaRaBaL has already developed a leading-edge class for both iOS and Android. These classes will go into the details and specifics regarding how vulnerabilities can be exposed by a hacker. Other topics being shown in the class are databases found and used within mobile platforms, creating applications while also learning safe-coding practices.
Recently Brett Kimmell of SecureState has publicly warned NFL Officials about the risks that are posed when converting play-books from their physical form over to their iPad counterparts. The risk for football teams being that an entire playbook could be compromised for other teams to take advantage of. Some of the elements that are up for concern are Physical Security in which what will happen if a player or official loses the iPad? What happens when players download malware or vulnerable applications? What happens when or users transfer playbook data over Unencrypted Networks? For having a team of dozens of devices the risk can only amplify from there as every device could potentially be a risk for exposure.
What PaRaBaL already offer is a iOS Security Specialist Training that already directly addresses each of these concerns and can help NFL Officials and other to prevent data such a playbooks and training schedules from being leaked to other opposing teams. The class also teaches users how to analyze source code, hex, as well as packet sniffing in order to teach and demonstrate in action how these vulnerabilities can directly affect a device.
Recently, organization Lulzsec posted online over one million UDID’s (Unique Device Identifier’s) for consumer iPhones. From there it has been reported that included with the original leak was information regarding User Names, Device Names, Device Types, APNS (Apple Push Notification Services) Tokens, Zipcodes, Cellphone Numbers, and Addresses. Most of which however has been censored from the leak.
With the release of over one million person iPhone UDID’s it is clear that iPhones can definitely pose as a security risk for those who do not secure their system. Lulzsec has said they have another 12 Million Devices that have yet to be leaked. Another note to report is that only 16.7% of the devices were jailbroken. Leaving many to believe that the breach came possible from an application that gathered it’s user information and from there stored it on a server. With PaRaBaL’s iOS Security Specialist Training, Users will be shown these kinds of vulnerabilities first hand looking at bad-coding and malicious programs that can lead to breaches in security like this.
Of all the growing concerns with the explosion of iPhones and Android devices beginning to hit Enterprise Markets. As a result however, business are beginning to see the problems that can develop from this. Not only are these devices not contained under corporate policy, but they also have the ability to be exploited and leak sensitive corporate data. From this, it can be appealing for a business to try and manage these devices. This is where Mobile Device Management (MDM) comes into play, as MDM’s have the ability to take control of any specified device over the air (OTA). Capabilities include Blacklist and Whitelists of Applications, Remote File Sharing, Secured Containers, Enforce specified passcode policies, Enforce Encryption as well as opportunities to monitor device information. MDM’s can also enforce compliance through the ability to remotely lock and wipe the device. Most of these features however can vary across platforms including iOS, Android, Blackberry (RIM), Symbian and ruggedized devices.
However, even though most of these MDM’s have the ability to work with the same feature sets, what really sets the MDM’s apart is Service as well as the company’s experience. Within that includes Scalability, Technological Capabilities, User Interface, Reliability, as well as customer experience. What PaRaBaL has done is created a survey from a total of 84 Vendors that we’ve found in the field and focused it down to of the most focused and established MDM’s. From there PaRaBaL has communicated and discussed with each company their respective MDM offerings and experiences. Feel free to download our free guide as well as look at our Full & Premium Study which includes consultation services
With the explosion of growth in mobile devices in the last few years it is no big surprise that virtualization providers such as VMware and OK-Labs would jump on board and create virtualization for mobile devices. Mobile virtualization refers to technology that enables multiple operating systems or virtual machines to run simultaneously on a smartphone or connected wireless device. It uses a hypervisor to create secure separation between the underlying hardware and the software that runs on top of it. With the ability to virtualize operating systems such as Android, on a single mobile device, consumers & enterprise security professionals are able to solve the Bring Your Own Device Problem (BYOD), by separating work related and personal data via different virtual machines.