Kryptowire Helps Enable Your BYOD Strategy – New NIST Guidance

Chris GogoelAndroid, BYOD, Enterprise Security, iOS


Over the last several months, Kryptowire has been working closely with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on a mobile device security project.  

The NCCoE is a collaborative hub where industry organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions work together to address businesses’ most pressing cybersecurity challenges. The NCCoE has just released a draft practice guide, titled Mobile Device Security: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), leveraging industry, government, and academic expertise.

This practice guide is for organizations that want to allow employees to use personal mobile devices to conduct their work while protecting organizational assets and end-user privacy. The NCCoE collaborated with technology vendors including: IBM, Kryptowire, Palo Alto Networks, Qualcomm and Zimperium to successfully develop an example solution that organizations can reference to adapt and adopt increased security for their mobility programs.

This practice guide can help enterprises reduce their risk by showing how commercially available technologies, like the Kryptowire EMM Portal*, can be used to improve the security of their mobile infrastructure.

*While the example implementation uses certain products, including the Kryptowire EMM Portal, NIST and the NCCoE do not endorse these products. The guide presents the characteristics and capabilities of those products, which an organization’s security experts can use to identify similar standards-based products that will fit within with their organization’s existing tools and infrastructure.