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Introducing the Mobile Security Assessment and Audit Framework

Published: 14 May 2015

ID: G00271834

Analyst(s): Khushbu Pratap , Dionisio Zumerle


Most security audits and assessments ignore mobility or do not cover mobile risks adequately. We present a framework for security auditors to assess mobile security risks and controls.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Understand the Mobile Security Assessment and Audit Framework
    • What to Look for in a Mobile Security Assessment/Audit
    • Where to Look for Assessing/Auditing Mobile Security Components
  • Initiate a Mobile Security Assessment/Audit
    • Understand MDM, Now EMM, Software
    • Use the Framework to Scope Your Evaluation in Line With a Mobile Security Risk Assessment
    • Identify the Expected Outcome(s) and Their Audience Before Planning Your Mobile Security Evaluation
  • Appendix
    • Two Forms of Evaluation — Mobile Security Assessments and Audits

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