CISA issues Mobile Security Checklist and plans for Secure Email Service

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All federal agencies and private sector organizations operating in United States are being urged to follow a checklist meant to protect mobile devices and was issued by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

Named as The Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) the security guide offers steps for device management, app security, authentication, network security and ways to secure an enterprise related mobile devices from existing threats.

CISA also highlighted the fact that all the enterprise devices should update with the required patches and software updates that qualify for mobile device management standards.

Strong password implementation and 2FA, wherever applicable, is also necessary, says the federal agency that is also planning to offer a safe and secure email network supporting the Federal Civilian Executive Branch (FCEB).

To those uninitiated, DHS proposed a plan to execute an order that formalizes the use of a separate email network that is free from all kinds of phishing and email threats.

So, in October 2017, Homeland Security initiated a mandatory that requires Domain based Message Authentication, reporting and conformance standards complying with the Binding Operational Directive 18-01.

So, as per the proposed plan, the separate email service will have a three-way protection system supporting the general capabilities related to security.

However, the proposal is still at the drafting stage and might include any inputs given by veterans at any stage before its final implementation early next year.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security