Bakersfield Police Dept Locks Down Remote Access with Defender

Read more about how the City of Bakersfield handles the increased use of mobile devices by the city’s police department and other field personnel.

Recently, I spent a few great days at Gartner Security Summit 2016. At security events like this, I’m always leave impressed by the level of conversations that folks from every industry and every region of the world. There’s a lot of shared themes of the type of things that they all deal with and think about in terms of making their workplace secure. At the Gartner event, it didn’t matter if the discussions happened over meals, at an expo booth or in a hallway during a session break - or even on the river cruise (see my picture)…there are a lot of great security conversations happening.

That’s why we highlight our customer stories in case studies and videos. So that you can experience what your peers are thinking and doing. Recently, we spoke with David Hecht, director of IT and Gregory Pronovost, the assistant director of IT for the city of Bakersfield, California.

The ninth largest city in the most populous state in the U.S., Bakersfield has approximately 370,000 people with the region, including the city, expected to reach one million very soon. Managing and securing the IT infrastructure to support this tremendous growth is a huge
task for the city.

To execute against this task from an access standpoint, Hecht and Pronovost implemented Defender, which enabled the city’s law enforcement to have two-factor authentication and to comply with the U.S. Department of Justice requirements.

Read more about how the City of Bakersfield is approaching the increased use of mobile computing devices by the city’s police department and other field personnel.

 
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