DISA, Samsung Team for Mobile Device Approval Process

The Defense Information Systems Agency has partnered with Samsung Electronics to develop a new approval process intended to help vendors create security technical implementation guides for their mobile devices.

Terry Sherald, chief of DISA’s information assurance standards branch, led the development of the Samsung Knox STIG process so vendors can base their guides security guides on security requirements developed by DISA’s field security operations unit, DISA said Friday.

Vendors will then submit their documentations to DISA for approval, the agency said.

“We are excited to continue working with other commercial mobile device providers to support a diverse and competitive multi-vendor environment,” said Sherald.

The new process builds on the Defense Department’s commercial mobile device implementation plan released in February 2013.

DISA plans to extend the process to cover technologies other than mobile, according to the agency.

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