• Generic asset identification tags to track your inventory
• Provide electronic-based asset inventory for hardware details
• Forgo company logos that brand the device and make it a target for theft.It is important to note, that many devices, including BES and iPhones, support the ability to remotely wipe the device in case it is lost. It should also be noted that the average time for a user to report a lost phone and have it wiped by an administrator is almost always going to favor the attacker. This includes the attacker removing the SIM card, disabling the radio, and/or removing the microSD card on a device before the remote wipe is sent. Remote wiping shouldn’t be considered the end-all solution for lost/stolen devices. Balancing marketing and security is critical. When branding your devices, consider if they contain sensitive information and should remain anonymous due to their contents. This little tip might make a thief look at another target versus your company's assets since they are anonymous.
Morey J. Haber, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at BeyondTrust
Morey J. Haber is Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at BeyondTrust. He has more than 25 years of IT industry experience and has authored four Apress books: Privileged Attack Vectors (2 Editions), Asset Attack Vectors, and Identity Attack Vectors. In 2018, Bomgar acquired BeyondTrust and retained the BeyondTrust name. He originally joined BeyondTrust in 2012 as a part of the eEye Digital Security acquisition. Morey currently oversees BeyondTrust strategy for privileged access management and remote access solutions. In 2004, he joined eEye as Director of Security Engineering and was responsible for strategic business discussions and vulnerability management architectures in Fortune 500 clients. Prior to eEye, he was Development Manager for Computer Associates, Inc. (CA), responsible for new product beta cycles and named customer accounts. He began his career as Reliability and Maintainability Engineer for a government contractor building flight and training simulators. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.