Law enforcement needs timely and secure access to services that provide data wherever and
whenever for stopping and reducing crime, but that extremely sensitive and personal data must remain secure. As technology allows for the mobilization of devices and access, the FBI adapts security standards including instituting a Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) mandate requiring strong, two-factor authentication when accessing the criminal justice database. Strong security is required regardless of where access to the information occurs—mobile devices or desktops at police stations and headquarters. So how can you keep LEOs in compliance within CJIS?
Though many departments attempt to manage risk by only allowing access to these databases from a desktop at headquarters, limiting officer’s database access in the field can leave them operating without critical information and reduce efficiency. Equipping officers not only with mobile devices, but also ensuring the security of the network and data can be accomplished with the right technology.
Outfitting your LEOs with Panasonic TOUGHBOOKs rugged computers provides them with secure, reliable, and durable access to criminal justice databases and cross-organizational communications while working in the field. With various interface capabilities, departments can comply with regulations and improve ease of use for their officers.
Equipping TOUGHBOOKS with DigitalPersona meets the CJIS requirement for two-factor authentication on mobile devices, giving field personnel quick, secure access to criminal records while on calls and in the office. DigitalPersona provides strong, multi-factor authentication that is managed via Active Directory, allowing the departments to leverage existing infrastructure without a major server reconfiguration. Using Group Policy tools, departments can push out changes to its fleet of laptops and tailor settings for user groups, providing access to only the information needed to perform specific duties.
Using fingerprint biometrics with the HID® DigitalPersona® Pro solution lets users create strong passwords without the need to remember or type them. This has significantly reduced forgotten password calls to the helpdesk.
Deploying DigitalPersona authentication and endpoint protection software and U.are.U® fingerprint readers enables for a swift logon experience, allows single sign-on to other secure applications throughout the working day, and keeps departments in compliance with CJIS requirements.
Pearl is a Panasonic partner, experienced with building mobile workforce solutions for public safety agencies. Contact us to learn more about how you can equip your LEOs with compliant, secure, and durable devices.