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Mobile Devices and Security in State Capitals
Julio Pimentel

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Julio Pimentel
April 7, 2016
Mobile Device Security in State Capitals
Different state capitals are using tablets to accomplish a variety of enterprise methods that

Editing methods through the tablet
Communication means that is email sending and receiving
Input methods that involve typing for data storage.
State Capitals are using different methods to ensure the security of tablets. For example,

they provide the option of a user setting passwords which can be used to prevent access of
malicious individuals to the tablet (George, 2008). The password option will ensure the tablet
remains locked each time and only accessed by few individuals. Moreover, manufacturers install
software that is important in helping the user and the owner of the tablet to be able to track the
tablet in case of activities such as the tablet being stolen. The tracking ability enhances the
location of a lost tablet. Other manufacturers ensure that the device is protected below the
operating system as they install mechanisms that can help check the tablet when applications that
have malware are installed and assist in the removal and wiping out of the malware.
Furthermore, manufacturers in the development of the tablets ensure that they support data
encryption which is a protective measure from an access of data and manipulation of the data.

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Access to government networks can cause a jam that slows government activities. Thus,
it is important for the companies to secure their network to prevent any malicious intentions from
other people. There are various methods that the State Capitals can use to facilitate the security
of the system. The first method is the setting of passwords to secure their network. In this
approach, only individuals with the network password will have access to the system locking
other persons who do not have the passwords for the access. Secondly, state capitals employees
the use of encryption to facilitate the security of the systems (Rebecca, 2013). Encryption
provides the ability to encoding data transmitted between the router and the computer. Moreover,
the business uses virtual private networks which are important as they ensure the creation of safe
mechanisms through which the state capital data travels without alterations.
The following are some of the issues that network administrators are having with mobile

Slow network connection
High consumption of network data
Difficulty in connectivity with the network system
The issues that come with the BYOD involve the use of unprotected devices that might

have viruses that damage the government network as well as the government data. Moreover,
another problem that arises involves the use of personal tablets that have more applications
which are promoting personal benefit (Lachlan, 2012). In this regard, employees will spend more
time on the tablet than focusing on the state capital development. Thus, institutions can use
mechanisms such as the development of rules and regulations that limit spending time on
different sites and game applications during office hours. The device will enable employees to
concentrate on their job duties.

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Risk over benefit in securing mobile devices refers to the process where individuals
identify the risk of not securing the mobile device and immediately work towards the security of
the item. Thus, they understand that separate mobile device is risky and limits achievement of the
benefits from the cell phone.
State Capitals set different policies to ensure that there is the protection of company data.
For example, state capitals are promoting the use of security passwords and user names to protect
areas that are having data, for instance, the computers. These passwords are only accessible to
relevant governement officials. Moreover, there is the use of a safe to ensure that valuable
information is safely locked. The access of the safe is usually to the manager, and it has a
maximum of three officials who access the secure. Lastly, to protect company data, institutions
ensure that offices are under lock and key especially when they leave the room to attend to their
duties. The method prevents entry of the chamber with other individuals who can tamper with
the data and cause alterations.
State Capitals use software programs such as the Software as a Service program that
redirects the user who has his or her personal tablet to a standard enrollment portal. In the
enrollment portal, the user as well as the eligibility of the device will be determined to limit the
use of malicious devices in the company. Thus, the software helps in the monitoring of the
devices and the users activity with the personal devices.
The return on investment to the user of the particular device is that there will be an
increase in efficiency and work speed since the individual uses a machine and a product that he
or she has a vast knowledge about (David, 2003). Thus, there is time-saving on the state capital
as it will not spend finances and time resources to educate the staff members on the use of the

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tablets and new office products. The saved time is thus used to spearhead the progressive and
positive development of the government.
State Capitals use special methods such as ensuring the state capital members are eligible
to the backing of their personal data as well as the government data. Backing up prevents loss or
alteration of the primary data. Moreover, special methods such as encouraging responsibility
while using the personal product are used by companies to promote work morality.
America records close to 43 percent of the state capitals operating in the country to have
cases of breached data. Moreover, narrowing to an individual state capital, the statistics range
between 10- 15 percent of the government data to be breached. Thus, there is a still important
measure that has to be taken to ensure the security of government data.

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