Although there are inherent risks to increasing the number of personal mobile devices connected to government networks, the benefits are too good to ignore.
Emergency planners should use the same strategy individuals figured out for themselves after the Bastille Day attack in Nice: create multiple independent systems to ensure connectivity.
The state is launching new apps to provide residents with easier access to government services and information.
Today’s mobile IT environment -- with all of the issues bring-your-own-device policies and shadow IT mobile bring with it -- represents a starkly different world to secure and manage.
In a Black Hat presentation, a security consultant explained how existing EMS solutions could often be ineffective, even on standard, non-jailbroken personal devices.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s reference design would improve interoperability between mobile platforms, applications and identity systems for public safety organizations.
In the ever-changing mobile world, a sound strategy includes the careful selection of projects and technologies that facilitate agility and flexibility.
The company’s software gets a nod from DISA, and its AtHoc crisis communication platform will be deployed in the Senate and expanded in the Coast Guard.
An interoperability compliance matrix will document the technical standards, key data elements and network policies that will ensure state systems can work with the nationwide public safety broadband network.
The practical advantages of using rugged mobile tablets for gathering, viewing and transmitting data leave desktops in the dust.
Combining the basics of good IT hygiene with the powerful and unprecedented protection of today’s operating systems and processors ensures that agencies will meet the security demands of the modern, mobile workforce.
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If the government can provide a citizen service through a mobile-friendly website, is there reason to offer yet another application for a user’s phone or tablet?