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DHS S&T Cites Continuous Integration as Key to Improving Mobile App Vetting Process

Jeff Brody

The Department of Homeland Security is recommending agencies to integrate enterprise mobility management technologies with app vetting tools to fortify the security of their mobile devices. 

DHS said Tuesday that its science and technology directorate conducted a study with the Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute and found that a continuous approach to integrating mobile vetting procedures would improve enterprise security while enabling employees to facilitate business operations to achieve mission goals. 

“This study validates that a holistic approach to security is essential to ensure mobile devices are in fact secure and available,” said Vincent Sritapan, portfolio manager for physical and cybersecurity research at S&T. “It also shows that capturing the interoperability of mobile security solutions is a far more effective approach than simply running each separately.”

The study, titled “Evaluating Mobile App Vetting Integration with Enterprise Mobility Management in the Enterprise”, saw HSSEDI perform 43 test cases to evaluate two EMM offerings and six mobile app vetting tools. The team also used custom and commercial apps as part of the exercise.

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