The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Cyber Quality Services Management Office (QSMO) will offer mobile cybersecurity shared services focused on minimizing security risks to Government-Furnished Equipment (GFE) mobile devices—namely smartphones and tablet computers. Government personnel and leaders rely heavily on mobile devices for executing their agency’s missions, especially while away from their offices. The risk of compromise to GFE mobile devices and the applications (apps) on them could expose the backend enterprise systems supporting them to potentially damaging cyber-attacks. To enhance mobile security, the Cyber QSMO is preparing to offer two game-changing mobile cybersecurity shared services: Mobile Application Vetting (MAV) and Traveler-Verified Information Protection (T-VIP). See the following drop-down boxes for more insight into these innovative mobile cybersecurity shared services.
Mobile Application Vetting (MAV)
CISA’s MAV shared service facilitates security integrity checks of government-developed and third-party mobile apps that will be used on GFE mobile devices. The MAV shared service identifies app vulnerabilities and potential risks to mobile devices while increasing app and enterprise security. The service empowers government agencies to fix discovered issues and, more critically, prevent cyber-attacks on mobile devices and enterprise systems. For more information, read the Mobile Cybersecurity Shared Services Fact Sheet.
Traveler-Verified Information Protection (T-VIP)
CISA’s T-VIP shared service monitors the integrity of GFE mobile devices, including configuration, apps, firmware, hardware, and software. Government travelers need their GFE mobile devices to stay in contact while traveling to foreign countries, embassies, or external sites, often becoming prime targets for compromise. Since they cannot monitor what occurs “under the hood” of their mobile devices, comparisons of pre-travel and post-travel scans by T-VIP identifies suspicious changes on the devices made during their travels, thus increasing the security of sensitive government information. T-VIP supports many newer Apple and Samsung mobile devices and can be updated to support newly introduced devices. For more information, read the Mobile Cybersecurity Shared Services Fact Sheet.