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DoD works with industry to develop mobile needs

Young provided an update on mobility in the military and how the Pentagon is leveraging and tweaking commercial solutions to put mobile tools in troops' hands.

Tags: technology , mobile , mobility , ELC 2011 , Robert Young , DoD , federal drive , Amy Morris , Tom Temin

Monday - 10/24/2011, 09:45am EDT
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Blackberry, iPhone target of new malware-phishing campaign

BlackBerry smartphones and iPhones are increasingly becoming the target of a phishing campaign to infect computers with malware. Users receive an email saying they need to set up a Blackberry ID, but the link it provides installs the malicious software. According to SC Magazine, the the malware can often go undetected by a lot of anti-virus programs.

Tags: In Depth , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , phishing ,

Thursday - 09/06/2012, 06:53pm EDT

Contractors chart path for 'bring your own device' programs

Federal agencies may be behind the times when it comes to "bring your own device" programs for employees, but federal contractors have been doing it for years. Sheila Jordan from Cisco told the Federal Drive about her company's program, security concerns and benefits beyond savings.

Tags: federal drive , Shelia Jordan , mobile devices ,

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 01:48pm EDT
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DoD approves first-ever Android devices

The Defense Information Systems Agency has granted approval for Android-based mobile devices to connect to DoD networks, provided they're secured using a specific set of guidelines

Tags: DoD , technology , cybersecurity , Dell , Good Technology , Android , Google , Apple , iOS , mobile , Chris Roberts , DISA , STIG , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 06:22pm EST
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Most smartphones lack adequate security

Many agencies are now allowing employees to use their own smartphone devices. But the results of a survey by the National Cyber Security Alliance and McAfee found almost three-quarters of Americans do not have any security software or data protection applications installed on their smartphones.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , cybersecurity , mobile , technology , Cybersecurity Update ,

Friday - 01/06/2012, 07:08pm EST

NIST's new standard to bring HSPD-12 to smartphones

The goal of the revised FIPS-201-2 will detail at a high level how agencies can integrate secure smart cards with mobile devices. NIST is considering five options for making HSPD-12 cards work with tablets and smart phones.

Tags: technology , NIST , Bill MacGregor , Hildegard Ferraiolo , HSPD 12 , cybersecurity , mobile computing , Interagency Smartcard Advisory Board , tablet devices , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 05:04am EST
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Smartphone apps a potential backdoor to hacking threats

A growing number of cyber criminals are targeting Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones through apps. Even reputable apps have Trojan copies which criminals can use to take over a phone, according to ProductReviews.net.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , federal drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , mobile ,

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 08:12am EST

VA's mobile strategy aims for flexibility, multiple devices

The Veterans Affairs Department wants to hedge its bets when it comes to its planned rollout of up to 100,000 tablet devices. IT leaders worry about the unpredictability of the mobile technology landscape, and don't want to spend millions to develop apps for a platform that risks being superseded by a competitor.

Tags: VA , mobile , technology , IT , mobile devices , Windows , Android , Apple , iPhone , iPad , Roger Baker , Jerry Davis , AFCEA Health IT Day 2011 , health IT , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 05:52am EDT
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Connected takes on new meaning in bedroom

Twenty two percent of Americans say it's acceptable to be connected to their smart phones, PDAs and handheld computers while having sex.

Tags: technology , sex , PDAs , etiquette , cell phone , Colleen Kelleher

Friday - 09/17/2010, 11:15am EDT

Marketers can target you by your smartphone's location

Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., is drafting legislation that would require sites and companies seeking to collect location information about you to first provide provide disclosures and ask permission.

Tags: Rick Boucher , cell phone , marketing , technology , Colleen Kelleher

Monday - 06/14/2010, 10:43am EDT
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