Course Description

Mobile devices continue to grow in importance in managing our personal and business lives. As such, it makes them particularly vulnerable to attacks and how to defend against them. This course is an excellent starting point to understand the different types of mobile devices, understand the risks associated with mobile devices, develop a list of ways to secure mobile devices, learn how to apply mobile device app security, and learn how to implement BYOD security.

This course not only covers the fundamentals of mobile security, but also provides a hands-on experience through the use of live virtual machine labs, lab simulations, and case projects. Hands-on projects will have you create and use QR codes, use software to locate a missing laptop, and install an Android emulator to test different antimalware tools.

Course Outline

I. Types of Mobile Devices
  A.   Portable Computers
  B.   Tablets  
  C.   Smartphones
  D.   Wearable Technology
  E.   Legacy Devices
  F.   Mobile Device Removable Storage
II. Mobile Device Risks
  A.   Limited Physical Security
  B.   Connecting to Public Networks
  C.   Location Tracking
  D.   Installing Unsecured Applications
  E.   Accessing Untrusted Content
  F.   Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Risks
III. Securing Mobile Devices
  A.   Device Setup
  B.   Device and App Management
  C.   Device Loss or Theft
IV. Mobile Device App Security
V. BYOD Security  
VI. Summary  
  A.   Hands-On Projects    
  B.   Case Projects    
VII. Lab Simulations    
VIII. Live Virtual Machine Lab    
IX. Review    
X. Final Exam

Learner Outcomes

  • Learn the fundamentals of mobile security

  • Hands-on experience in mobile security with labs and simulations



Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
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Section Title
Introduction to Mobile Security
Online: Self Paced
Sep 07, 2021 to Dec 07, 2021
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $59.00
Section Notes

This is a three month, self-paced course.

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

For further information on this course, please contact Darby Lanpher at dlanpher@harpercollege.edu.

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