What does it mean to be mobile first? It means that the process by which a person conducts an action on their mobile device has been optimize to leverage the the greatest range of utility that is provided through the continual innovation of the commercial mobile computing industry. As mobile devices and mobile operating system capabilities exponentially increase, organizations must keep pace to evaluate the new technology benefits relative to their current way of conducting business and update their policies to reflect an accurate accounting of risk versus modern mission delivery.
What can your organization do better, faster, smarter, and more efficient when highly sensitive data can be:
…from anywhere that your mobile device is permitted to connect. Simply being able connect to back end systems, documents, diagrams, real time images and videos in the cloud or even legacy mainframe systems through an intuitive iOS or Android user interface.
…by field-based users leveraging the mobile devices functions, such as: Snap photos, scan bar codes, take videos, audio record field interviews, capture biometrics, leverage geo-location to situational awareness, introduce augmented reality to training scenarios, or simply leverage device sensors of any kind.
….locally within the app on the device in a manner commensurate with NSA security standards for data at rest. Mobile web and hypervisor solutions require connectivity to work. Although 5G is coming, the reality is that connectivity is not ubiquitous yet. Organizations can easily develop mobile solutions that both locally process and store sensitive and classified level data in a disconnected, offline state to enable even your most remote workforce.
…to your target system of record using dual-layers of NSA validated encryption, compliant with the NSA NIAP Extended Package for Software File Encryption. With bi-directional transmission of sensitive and classified data, organizations can finally extend both the ubiquitous computing power of the cloud and the historic anchorage of legacy systems to the true field based employees with ease.
…digitally using Private Key Infrastructure (PKI) or Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) certificates. Paper-based workflows requiring wet-ink signatures can be replaced by a process that both expedites authorization approvals and validates that identity of the signer with non-repudiation.