Mobile Device Management and BYOD

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Federal IT pros: Employee workarounds are biggest IT security threat

Nearly one-third of respondents from a new survey by Dimensional Research and Dell said federal employees using workarounds are the greatest threat to information technology security in the government.

Default smartphone encryption would deter thefts of millions of devices, privacy expert says

Kevin Bankston, director of New America's Open Technology Institute, called smartphone theft a "criminal epidemic," in which there were 3.1 million victims in 2013, nearly double from the prior year.

Survey: 'Shadow BYOD' prevalent in federal gov't as employees sacrifice security for convenience

The federal government is dealing with the growing problem of "shadow BYOD" in which employees are using unsanctioned personal devices to connect to the network and access data.

State Dept. looks to industry for full-service mobile device, cellular program

The State Department's bureau of information resource management is exploring how an industry partner could help it better issue and manage its mobile devices and cellular services.

NIST's cybersecurity center seeking help to address mobile security, network authentication

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is seeking vendor products and technical expertise on three projects that focus on mobile device security, personal identity verification credentials for such devices and access control.

Federal IT pros challenged by the explosion of mobile devices, growth of shadow IT

Federal information technology professionals lack control and confidence in their ability to mangae the risks associate with the growth of mobile devices and shadow IT, finds a recent survey.

Navy taps Good Technology for iOS, Android security

A cross-platform mobile device program deployed through the Navy Marine Corps Intranet network will use Good Technology to secure mobile content and apps on iOS and Android devices

BYOD won't be the 'big answer' for DoD, says Halvorsen

The Defense Department plans to eventually allow a "bring your own device" mobile policy for a small set of users on its unclassified network, but it won't be pushed very widely throughout the department, said DoD Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen.

DISA makes classified mobile access program fully operational, plans to triple number of users

The Defense Mobile Classified Capability–Secret has moved out of the pilot phase with the latest release that provides improved call interoperability, failover or redundancy, and a new mobile device management system.

Federal agencies need to develop clear guidance, perform cost analysis for BYOD programs

The Advanced Technology Academic Research Center and Mitre Corp. recently released a report that summarized collaborative sessions, including one on a bring-your-own-device program, during the Federal Mobile Computing Summit in February.