Air Force and DISA working to secure off-the-shelf phones with specialized cases

FedScoop: How do you make an airman’s phone, with all its attack points and proximity to sensitive information, secure? The Air Force and the Defense Information Systems Agency say: Don’t think about the device. Think about what’s around it.

The Air Force and DISA are currently testing phone and tablet cases that combine physical security — like coverings for cameras — and electronic methods, like having built-in biometric authentication and signal jamming. The program could allow military personnel to keep their phones with them in secure facilities that usually shun mobile devices, while helping to secure their communications when they’re just out and about.

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