CIO Council Report: Agencies Want Better BYOD, Authenication Guidance from White House

byod (1)Federal agencies are looking for better guidance on whether they should reimburse employees who use their own mobile devices for government business and on the implications of switching to a bring-your-own-device policy, according to a federal Chief Information Officers Council report.

As reported by Government Executive, one of the biggest barriers to adopting BYOD is the lack of data encryption practices, which makes sure information is deleted from a device after it has been closed out.

The report also said agencies would like more guidance on authentication, which ensures the person on the other end of the smartphone or tablet is the correct user.

The CIO council recommended the government’s top technology officials should create a team to examine the legal and privacy implications of employees using personal mobile devices.



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