NIST Unveils Guide to Mobile Device Authentication for First Responders

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

A new NIST report sheds light on the role of mobile device biometrics for authentication to provide first responders immediate access to sensitive data, as an increasing number of public safety organizations adopt mobile devices to increase access to data.

“Public safety organizations face technology challenges that hinder their ability to accomplish their missions,” according to the report. “These professionals… need immediate access to critical information from the wide variety of systems technology available... to make the best possible decisions and protect themselves and the public.”

“Hand in hand with access challenges is the imperative to ensure robust internal controls on security,” it continued. “To address these challenges...

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