As the federal government warms to the idea of allowing employees to use their own mobile devices for work and develops new device management policies, agency CIOs and others will still have to grapple with the challenges associated with application security, experts warn.
The initial challenge for federal IT managers evaluating BYOD policies was to ensure that their agency's infrastructure was secure enough for new devices to enter the network and provide for central management, according to Tom Suder, president of the mobile services provider Mobilegov.
With those policies in place, agencies have cleared the way for the development and adoption of innovative new applications that could boost productivity in a mobilized workforce. But those apps invite a host of new security challenges.
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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc, Kenneth Martin