NIST's update provides minimum technical requirements for remotely authenticating users over open networks.
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.
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.
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.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 does everything you need a tablet to do, with enhanced security features that should appeal to government users.
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.
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.
Universities are teaching students on their own terms, conducting coursework with the help of mobile applications.
A sampling of smartphones and tablets by Fiberlink Communications shows government is more likely than other sectors to require strong passcodes for mobile devices.
JKO releases a mobile app for DOD’s Trafficking in Person’s general awareness training.
Before devices can be secured and managed, agencies should answer questions about GPS tracking, personal/business use and other issues.
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.