Why CJIS mobile compliance might be easier than you think

November 21, 2019 | Andrew King

Guest blog By Andrew King, AT&T Global Account Director, MobileIron

Although we just wrapped up National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, security professionals never take a break — because cybercriminals don’t either. That’s especially true for folks who work in law enforcement. Every day they are on the front lines helping to protect the public and solve crimes using Criminal Justice Information (CJI) such as crime reports and fingerprints. Protecting this information is extremely important, which is why Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) was created in 1992 to outline best-practice security requirements.

You may already know about CJIS, but did you also know that CJIS guidelines include a section about mobile device security?

This section outlines recommendations that various agencies can use to meet CJIS compliance and prevent data from falling into the wrong hands. Although agencies can follow a number of steps to achieve CJIS compliance on their own, mobile device management (MDM) solutions can make the process much faster and easier.

MobileIron provides a complete MDM solution that supports key best practices needed for CJIS compliance. These include the ability to:

  • Lock down and wipe data from lost, stolen, or compromised devices.
  • Enforce device security settings that users can’t delete or modify.
  • Prevent unsecured devices from accessing CJI.
  • Provide that CJI can only be shared between authorized apps on the device.

MobileIron actually goes beyond these minimum recommendations for CJIS compliance. Our mobile-centric, zero trust platform protects devices from sophisticated mobile threats, eliminates the need for passwords with zero sign-on authentication, and provides that only trusted users and devices can access cloud-based apps and services.

It’s why more than 19,000 customers, including law enforcement agencies, have chosen MobileIron as their trusted security partner.

Want to learn more? Review this brief CJIS Compliance Mobile Checklist for more insight into best practices and recommendations.

Andrew King

About the Author: Andrew King

Andrew King leads the Public Safety & FirstNet practice at MobileIron. He's spent the past 15 years focused on mobile technologies including devices, applications, and cybersecurity. Andrew is a lead industry contributor to the Department of Homeland Security's Next Generation First Responder Program. Prior to joining MobileIron, Andrew held various sales and technical overlay positions at AT&T.

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