remote authentication

Remote authentication guidelines updated for a mobile world

NIST's update provides minimum technical requirements for remotely authenticating users over open networks.

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PIV credentials can now be used with mobile devices

The latest revision of FIPS 201, which sets the requirements for PIV cards, includes credentials for mobile devices and new interfaces to enable access with contactless connections.

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Is the new iPhone's fingerprint scanner a sign of things to come?

If opened to app developers, Apple's Touch ID could give another authentication option to agencies looking to manage mobile devices, especially if other smartphone manufacturers follow suit.

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Managing cellular access means really managing it, sometimes daily

A system to block contraband cell phones in prisons must be continually tuned to ensure that it covers the required footprint but does not step out of bounds.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Will Samsung's tablet strike the right note with government users?

The Galaxy Note 8.0 does everything you need a tablet to do, with enhanced security features that should appeal to government users.

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Prisons get a new way to stop inmates from using cell phones

A system from Tecore Networks lets prisons establish their own cellular base stations so they can keep prisoners from using illegal phones while giving legitimate users access.

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R U secure? Encrypted texting expands to Android OS.

Silent Circle releases its latest end-to-end encryption tool, which enables secure texting between Apple iOS and Android platforms. A secure, peer-to-peer email app is due next year.

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Go team: College coursework takes to mobile apps

Universities are teaching students on their own terms, conducting coursework with the help of mobile applications.

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Which sectors require passcodes for mobile device access?

A sampling of smartphones and tablets by Fiberlink Communications shows government is more likely than other sectors to require strong passcodes for mobile devices.

Combating Trafficking in Persons training app

Training for combatting human trafficking goes mobile

JKO releases a mobile app for DOD’s Trafficking in Person’s general awareness training.

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Deploying mobile devices? A few questions to consider.

Before devices can be secured and managed, agencies should answer questions about GPS tracking, personal/business use and other issues.

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NOAA: From BlackBerry to iPhones, Androids and (maybe) BYOD

As the agency moves to new platforms it is using a cloud-based service to learn how to effectively manage mobility across the enterprise, and possibly allow personal devices.