• 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 Security Officer, BeyondTrust
Morey J. Haber is the Chief Security Officer at BeyondTrust. He has more than 25 years of IT industry experience and has authored three books: Privileged Attack Vectors, Asset Attack Vectors, and Identity Attack Vectors. He is a founding member of the industry group Transparency in Cyber, and in 2020 was elected to the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA) Executive Advisory Board. Morey currently oversees BeyondTrust security and governance for corporate and cloud based solutions and regularly consults for global periodicals and media. He originally joined BeyondTrust in 2012 as a part of the eEye Digital Security acquisition where he served as a Product Owner and Solutions Engineer since 2004. Prior to eEye, he was Beta Development Manager for Computer Associates, Inc. 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.