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Cisco And Mobile Work Exchange Launch Secure Mobility Self-Assessment Tool

Secure Mobility Hot Zone website designed to help employees and organizations measure their mobile security vulnerabilities

Mobile Work Exchange Town Hall Meeting, Washington, D.C., September 12, 2013 – Mobile Work ExchangeSM, a public-private partnership focused on demonstrating the value of mobility and telework, today launched the Secure Mobility Hot Zone, which includes a self-assessment tool and mobile security resource center, in coordination with Cisco. In 2013, mobile-connected devices will exceed the world's population[1]. With skyrocketing adoption, recent Mobile Work Exchange research shows 55% of Federal smartphone users use their personal phone for work[2]. The question begs – are we secure? Within the Hot Zone, Mobile Work Exchange developed the Secure Mobilometer, a self-assessment for individuals and organizations to better understand their security pressure points and vulnerabilities.

The Secure Mobilometer allows employees and organizations to understand their mobility pitfalls and take the next steps to help ensure that they are safe and secure in the future. Mobile Work Exchange conducted extensive research to understand risky habits of both end users and organizations in a mobile environment. Criteria are based on a weighted scale and include factors such as password protection, data loss prevention, bring your own device policies, and IT and security training.

"With a growing demand for a more mobile work environment, agencies need to optimize security in granting access to IT networks, mission-critical information, and resources to better protect, serve, and educate citizens," said Charles "Charlie" Garcia, Cisco enterprise networks and security operations director, U.S. Public Sector. "IT departments need to know who is accessing the network remotely, what type of devices they are connecting from, and what information they seek. The Secure Mobility Hot Zone enables users and IT organizations to validate their security and take corrective measures to help ensure they are providing the safest mobile environments."

In addition to the assessment, the Secure Mobility Hot Zone program offers an aggregate calculator that accrues key end-user and organization information, as well as a resource center and the option to connect with mobility experts on the topic.

"With the recent surge in mobile device use and the associated, evolving threat, the need for security is more critical than ever," said Cindy Auten, general manager of Mobile Work Exchange. "The Secure Mobilometer is unique in that it allows organizations and individuals to instantly assess pitfalls and receive real-time feedback to take corrective action for the future. It is critical that we continue to support the growing mobile workforce and ensure security is always top of mind."

For more on the latest secure mobility resources or to test your secure mobility pressure, please visit www.mobileworkexchange.com/hotzone.

About Mobile Work Exchange

Mobile Work Exchange, the new Telework Exchange, is a public-private partnership focused on demonstrating the value of mobility and telework, and serving the emerging educational and communication requirements of the Federal mobile/telework community. The organization facilitates communication to more than 33,000 Federal IT directors/managers, CIOs, CHCOs, telework managing officers, and key stakeholders–all focused on building a sustainable and effective mobile workforce. For more information on Mobile Work Exchange, please visit www.mobileworkexchange.com or follow us on Twitter @MobileWorkX.

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