The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has indicated that it is seeking public feedback about the second draft of its “building block,” which serves as a practical guide about mobile device security for companies. Specifically, the NIST building block addresses how companies can secure data and company networks when employees use personally owned or company-issued mobile devices to access company data. NCCoE points out that the current climate of rapidly changing mobile platforms presents a challenge to companies, which are charged with balancing expectations to access data via mobile devices while securing sensitive information. The building block intends to provide commercially available approaches for multiple industries in the public and private sectors.

TIP: Although intended for IT teams and not legal departments, anyone involved in mobile security may wish to review the current building block draft to see if they have issues or concerns. Comments (to mobile-nccoe@nist.gov.) can be submitted until October 17, 2014.