Is Android secure enough for mission-critical government and military use? (Exclusive video)

Summary:ZDNet Government's David Gewirtz takes a deep dive into military and government Android security with Dell's top Android security expert.

A few weeks ago, I published an article entitled Making Android secure enough for secure government work.

In it, I recounted some scary stories about government smartphone usage, and then explored some (very smart) work being done to make Android-based smartphones secure enough for government work.

The nice folks at Dell, who are working on this project, reached out to me and I had the opportunity to sit down with Neal Foster, Dell's Executive Director of Mobility Solutions Development for a deep dive into Android security, government smartphone usage, and some insider secrets about how to harden Android for military use.

Here's that discussion. It's absolutely fascinating. Before you watch it, I'd like to send a shout-out of thanks to both Neal and his associate Scott Radcliffe, who were both incredibly helpful, patient, and tolerant as we got the bugs worked out of our second-ever Skype Studio interview.

And now, here's Neal and Android security.

Topics: Government : US, Dell, Government, Hardware, Mobility, Smartphones

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In addition to hosting the ZDNet Government and ZDNet DIY-IT blogs, CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz is an author, U.S. policy advisor and computer scientist. He is featured in The History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets, is one of America's foremost cyber-security experts, and is a top expert on savi... Full Bio

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