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Security software required for employees’ smartphones, tablets

Sep. 19, 2019, 8:21 AM

 

by Paul Govern

To help prevent unauthorized data access, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is requiring employees who use their personal smartphones and digital tablets to conduct VUMC business to enroll in mobile device management by Feb. 1, 2020.

VUMC Enterprise Cybersecurity has selected a digital platform called WorkSpace ONE to provide mobile device management.

Starting in February 2020, enrollment in Workspace ONE will be required for access to VUMC email from personal smartphones and digital tablets.

WorkSpace ONE is available now for download from VUMC Enterprise Cybersecurity (employee login required). The application encrypts the mobile device, installs a VUMC email configuration and requires a passcode to access the device.

“We have a responsibility to ensure that all devices accessing our data are secure in all circumstances. Enrolling in WorkSpace ONE ensures that mobile devices are safe for VUMC data in the same way our workstations are,” said Andrew Hutchinson, VUMC Chief Information Security Officer.

For any employees concerned about their own privacy, Hutchinson stressed that Workspace ONE does not track the user’s location and collects no user data. For more information visit the Enterprise Cybersecurity website (employee login required).

And for details on this VUMC information security policy, see “Use of Mobile Devices to Conduct VUMC Business” (employee login required).

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