The line-in-the-sand for securing and managing mobile devices in government agencies and public sector offices has been drawn.
Now is the time to prepare for the guidelines set forth by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) by exploring the vulnerabilities of mobility and mitigation strategies for complete mobile control with Mobile Device Management.
Four Fundamentals of Public Sector Mobile Security
- General Policy: Restricting hardware, software and network connection points especially pertaining to Bring Your own Device (BYOD) programs
- Data Communication & Storage: Encryption of data and the ability to wipe devices if that data is compromised.
- User & Device Authentication: Identity establishment through passcode management and IT control to lock devices based on rule sets
- Applications: Blocking and monitoring apps that openly share data to cloud storage systems through white list and black list management.
Download the Essential Capabilities for Secure Mobility for a high-level look at the over 300 guidelines in the DISA’s Mobile Device Management (MDM) Server Security Requirements Guide, and strategies to manage this ever expanding list.