Marine Corps, NIST Launch Mobile Security Initiatives

Jeff Brody

Renata Spinks, cyber technology officer of the U.S. Marine Corps, said the Defense Information Systems Agency is working with the corps on improving the security of its mobile devices, Federal News Network reported Monday.

Spinks told attendees at an Advanced Technology Academic Research Center event that the Marine Corps intends to increase visibility in its networks to identify all of its connected devices and implement automation. She added that consolidating data centers and networks will help the corps better visualize its digital ecosystem.

Gema Howell, an information technology security engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, said the agency released a draft cybersecurity guide titled “1800-21 Mobile Device Security: Corporate-Owned Personally-Enabled (COPE)" that integrates the best practices of government and industry.

“We worked with industry to get some commercially available tools in-house to put the standards to work,” she noted.

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