Cybersecurity vs. Mobility

There is a battle raging between the need of government agencies to protect themselves from cyber-attack and the needs of a workforce that is increasingly mobile. Employees want access to information and the ability to do their job from anywhere using whatever mobile device is their current favorite. Agencies find they need to deploy stricter and stricter controls over system and data access to counter the seeming perpetual attacks against their defenses. Is there an acceptable compromise? What are some mechanisms agencies can use to protect their critical systems and data while allowing the flexible remote access their mobile workers are demanding? This session will examine recommendations for agencies trying to successfully navigate this issue and the deployment of effective solutions.

Presented by

Gregory Wilshusen

Director of Information Security Issues, Government Accountability Office

Kimberly Douglass

Associate, Human Capital Team, Booz Allen Hamiliton