New Smartphones and the Risk Picture

Abstract: Mobile phone platforms are susceptible to malicious attacks, both from the network and upon physical compromise. Understanding the vectors of such attacks, level of expertise required to carry them out, available mitigations, and impact of compromise provides a background for certain risk decisions. In general, comparing risks introduced by the new generation of mobile devices to those of traditional, widely-deployed desktop systems provides insight into how the risks to DoD networks are changing. Due to the larger cultural and technological shift to mobile devices, this may be more relevant than comparison of diff erent smartphone brands.

Date Published:

Last Reviewed: 16 July 2015


Dissemination Control: N/A

Length: 2 page(s)

Format: pdf

Type: Reference/Overview; Factsheet

Tags: Portfolio Management; Network Security