Windows Phone 8.1 is Here

Windows Phone 8.1

For users of the Nokia Lumia 1520 on AT&T, the Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 mobile operating system update is available for immediate download. The smartphone built from the ground-up to address the security and management needs of every enterprise has arrived.  Some of you developers and early adopters running the developer preview may need to use the Nokia Software Recovery Tool to … Read more

Windows Phone 8 is now FIPS 140-2 Certified

NokiaLumia521

With FIPS 140-2 certification, Windows Phone 8 now meets the security requirements of the United States and Canadian governments meaning it’s secure enough to be used by federal agencies and the military. This also means Windows Phone 8 is more than secure enough to be trusted by companies and individuals all over the world. The National Institute … Read more

5 Steps to Containerize your Enterprise Mobile Apps

Containerize your Apps

Just in case you haven’t noticed lately, the BYOD Juggernaut appears to be stumbling in the security department.  It’s time to get your mobile enterprise house in order and containerize your apps to create islands of security on potentially insecure mobile devices.   We’ve seen buggy mobile operating system updates that allow users to bypass lock screens, … Read more

Building your BYOD Baseline: Trust

Smartphones

Let’s talk about trust. So far, my BYOD guidance has been to give your employees a lot of value without allowing their devices to access your internal corporate network.  Frankly, the ability to trust any mobile device inside the firewall is a hard sell for security folks.  The closest I’ve ever seen was encrypted Windows Mobile … Read more

Windows Phone 7: If at First You Don’t Succeed

Written by: J. Gerry Purdy 10/20/2010  You have to hand it to Microsoft.   They have certainly fulfilled the old saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”  Microsoft has had a number of previous attempts to build a successful operating system for the mobile market with WinPad, Windows Mobile and Win CE.  These … Read more

Don’t forget to Encrypt your Windows Phone 7 Data

Contoso Encryption

Whether you’re targeting Mobile Line of Business apps for the Enterprise or B2C apps for consumers, ensuring that sensitive data is encrypted is a must.  These days, I can’t have a serious discussion with a CIO unless I can assure her that my mobile device can protect data-in-transit and data-at-rest.  You already know that Windows … Read more