This S&T study recommends federal agencies adopt a continuous approach to standards-based mobile app vetting by integrating vetting tools with enterprise mobility management (EMM) and exploring nontraditional approaches, such as app threat intelligence. These approaches would improve overall federal system mobile device and enterprise security while also enabling employees to use apps to conduct business and accomplish their organization’s mission.
The study describes a continuous approach to mobile app vetting that integrates the capabilities of EMM solutions with app vetting tools to improve the security of mobile devices.
For the study, S&T’s Mobile Security Research and Development Program enlisted the Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute (HSSEDI) to perform an independent evaluation of the integration capabilities of mobile app vetting and EMM solutions. The purpose of the study was to assess the maturity of the integrated solutions and provide guidance to federal agencies and to industry on integration and solution interoperability.