Federal Tiger Team Crafted Mobile Security Guidelines
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User Rank: Apprentice
11/5/2013 | 1:17:21 PM
re: Federal Tiger Team Crafted Mobile Security Guidelines
Security risks (lost devices, access to sensitive data) are definitely a part of mobile computing. However, these risks can be reduced by keeping data and applications separate from devices. That means that there's no sensitive data exposed if an employee's device is lost or stolen.

This can be achieved with solutions like Ericom AccessNow, an HTML5 RDP client that enables users to connect from most types of devices to any RDP hosts (such as VDI virtual desktops or Windows Remote Desktop Services) and run full Windows desktops or applications in a browser tab.

There's nothing to install on the end user devices, as you only need an HTML5-compatible browser so using AccessNow also reduces IT support costs, since IT staff don't need to spend time installing software on so many different platforms. All they need to do is give employees a URL and login credentials.

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User Rank: Author
11/1/2013 | 7:57:08 PM
re: Federal Tiger Team Crafted Mobile Security Guidelines
The tiger's team approach certainly deserves the tribute it received. But the larger lesson here is the importance the Digital Government Strategy played in identifying the need, bringing the team together, and fostering a solution.

That said, the absence of a successor plan/document for the Digital Government Strategy, which largely completed its work in May, is worrisome. We need more tiger teams like this one to tackle the redundancies across government and keep advancing the move to mobility.

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