(HS Today) The US Secret Service (USSS) recently asked companies for information on their capabilities to stand up and support a secure system to manage up to 12,000 mobile devices in use by the agency.
In a request for information (RFI), the Secret Service revealed it was contemplating establishing a mobile device management/mobile applications store (MDM/MAS) system for a variety of smart device operating systems — including Blackberry OS, Google Android, Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows 8 — to store and process data and connect to information systems. A successful MDM/MAS system would enroll, secure, configure, monitor, manage and support USSS mobile devices, including smart phones, tablets and other Wi-Fi devices.
“The MAS capability enables the USSS to administer, distribute, secure, track, update and manage USSS-approved applications remotely across the enterprise, as part of the MDM. The MAS will be USSS managed and capable of providing application white listing, black listing and role-based access control. The MAS depends on the MDM for identification of new, removed or changed mobile devices to the USSS Enterprise Network,” said the RFI, first released on May 29…read full article