Whether dealing with highly classified intelligence data or managing bring your own device (BYOD) policies, security has been one of the biggest hurdles to a mobile government. NIST recently issued its draft recommendation for securing mobile devices for government agencies, which include:
- Enforcing Security Policies
- Data Communication and Storage
- User and Device Authentication Solutions
- Restricting Certain Applications
While this new guideline is geared towards government agencies, NIST is reinforcing the new Digital Government Strategy for delivering better mobile services to U.S. citizens. Mobility is the future of government – whether for government employees or expanding services to citizens – and it seems we are headed in the right direction.
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