Android for Work: Top 8 Security Considerations Every CISO Should Know

With the release of Android Lollipop and AndroidTM for Work, Google has made great strides toward improving security and reducing fragmentation — two of the biggest CISO concerns about the platform. In addition to enabling secure app deployment to Android devices, Lollipop and Android for Work offer advanced security features such as key binding, SELinux sandbox reinforcement, Smart Lock, restricted profiles for multiple users, automated OS updates, and more. This is especially great news for organizations in highly regulated industries such as healthcare, retail, public sector, and financial services, because these and other capabilities can help simplify ongoing compliance requirements.

This white paper is intended to help CISOs understand how Lollipop and Android for Work can meet the standards of regulations such as HIPAA, HITECH, HIT, and PCI for mobile transactions. It also provides recommendations for implementing Lollipop and Android for Work as part of a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program.

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