CJSM Mobile Device Security Policy issued

Mobile devices (phones and tablets) may now be used to access to CJSM subject to completing various steps.  The steps vary depending on how devices are managed but the core requirements are the same and if you are using a mobile device for CJSM purposes you must read this policy.

13 June 2016 Frequently Asked Questions  CJSM, Security

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The new CJSM Mobile Device Security Policy provides an overview of how to configure mobile devices securely to access information transmitted through CJSM. It covers platform specific guidance for the current version of Android and all versions back to Android 4.3, iOS (Apple devices – versions 7, 8, & 9) and Windows 8.1 devices.

This policy it intended to ensure that the implementation of best practice security settings for the device is followed and will enable demonstration of compliance to the Terms and Conditions for connecting to the Criminal Justice Secure eMail Service (CJSM).

All organisations including users can choose to use Mobile Devices, but they own the risk for the data they transmit, and should manage this risk in line with their own organisation’s security policies.

All organisations including sole practitioners with staff, and single users who wish to use mobile devices to access CJSM must read and acknowledge their understanding and agreement.

There are two versions of the policy which apply whether a mechanism called Mobile Device Management (MDM) is being used or not.

MDM allows an organisation administrator to ensure that mobile devices follow particular policies (for example, requiring a PIN code) and for many smaller organisations and individuals this will not apply.  We recommend you assume that the policy without MDM applies to you unless otherwise advised.

The policies (and general CJSM Terms & Conditions) can be found here:

http://cjsm.justice.gov.uk/terms.html

If you have any queries on this matter, please contact us.

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