CISA Publishes Mobile Device Cybersecurity Checklist for Organizations

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has published new guidance for enterprises to help them secure mobile devices and safely access enterprise resources using mobile devices.

The Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) system checklist has been created to help businesses implement best practices to mitigate vulnerabilities and block threats that could compromise mobile devices and the enterprise networks to which they connect. The steps outlined in the checklist are easy for enterprises to implement and can greatly improve mobile device security and allow mobile devices to be safely used to access business networks.

CISA recommends a security-focused approach to mobile device management. When selecting mobile devices that meet enterprise requirements, an assessment should be performed to identify potential supply chain risks. The Mobile Device Management (MDM) system should be configured to update automatically to ensure it is always running the latest version of the software and patches are applied automatically to fix known vulnerabilities.

A policy should be...

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