Title: Applications must enforce requirements regarding the connection of mobile devices to organizational information systems.
Vulnerability ID: V-32530
IA Controls: None
Description: Applications designed to manage the connection of mobile devices to information systems must be able to enforce organizational connectivity requirements or work in conjunction with enterprise tools designed to enforce policy requirements.
Mobile devices include portable storage media (e.g., USB memory sticks, external hard disk drives) and portable computing and communications devices with information storage capability (e.g., notebook/laptop computers, personal digital assistants, cellular telephones, digital cameras, and audio recording devices).
Organizational connectivity requirements may include usage restrictions and implementation guidance related to mobile devices.
For example, the organization may require the device be part of the configuration management environment or may require mandatory protective software be installed prior to connecting to the infrastructure (e.g., malicious code detection or a firewall).
Scanning devices for malicious code may be required prior to connecting as well as updating virus protection software, scanning for critical software updates and patches, conducting primary operating system (and possibly other resident software) integrity checks, and disabling unnecessary hardware (e.g., wireless, infrared).
An example of information system functionality that may need to be disabled prior to connecting includes the capability for automatic execution of code such as AutoRun and AutoPlay.
This requirement is specific to any application designed to manage the connection of mobile devices to information systems. This requirement is NA for databases.
Check Text: This check is NA for databases.
Fix Text: This fix is NA for databases.[divider]