Thursby Software Joins, Speaks at DoD Coalition of Apple Engineers

Thursday, March 3, 2016 (Arlington, TX) - In the past year cybersecurity has become a primary focus of the Department of Defense (DoD). Along with the creation of a cybersecurity task force and a renewed commitment to enforcing HSPD-12, the government has begun reaching out to industry partners for suggestions on ways to increase security. Given the fact that Thursby Software Systems, Inc. has long been recognized as a leading innovator in Common Access Card (CAC) integration with Apple devices, it comes as no surprise that they were among a select list of companies asked to present to the DoD Coalition of Apple Engineers.

On February 9, 2016 Bill Thursby, Thursby Software's President, gave an overview of Thursby Software’s product line for iPhones and iPads to the Coalition. Mr. Thursby went into detail about how the software enhances security, ways it can be integrated with other applications, and future plans. "We've been providing software to enhance Apple products for 30 years," notes Mr. Thursby, "and we are always happy to share our product knowledge with federal agencies." He continues:

The mobile space is an area that is rapidly developing, and there are a lot of understandable security concerns there. Our goal at Thursby Software is to help reduce those risks by enabling two-factor CAC authentication on the device while maintaining the highest security policies at the app level. The next update to our most popular app, PKard Reader, will continue in that tradition by allowing users to use their CAC or PIV to access secure email while ensuring that there is no data at rest on the device. It is really a one-of-a-kind app.

The coalition is open to all federal employees, federal contractors, and third party vendors. They host a monthly meeting which addresses recent issues and includes a third party guest speaker knowledgeable in the field. The website is a wonderful resource for all DoD employees using Apple devices as it hosts general FAQ as well as government specific directives. To learn more you can visit their website at  Thursby’s software can be seen featured on the DoD Coalition site here:



About Thursby Software Systems, Inc. 

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