The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has announced that the comment period for the draft NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide “Mobile Device Security: Cloud& Hybrid Builds” will close on January 8, 2016.

The Guide addresses the cybersecurity challenge of allowing employees to access information resources despite security controls to address the risk. This Guide is an example of a mobile device security solution for businesses. According to NCCoE, the Guide “demonstrates how commercially available technologies can meet an organization’s needs to secure sensitive enterprise data accessed by and/or stored on employees’ mobile devices.” Comments can be submitted via email to

If you don’t follow NIST’s great work, we recommend that you may want to start. The NIST folks will be busy in 2016 helping private companies and the government implement industry standards to protect data. We will be following them closely.