It’s almost the 4th of July! This is a great time of year to celebrate our armed forces who are out there protecting our treasured independence.

US military leaders are making big strides toward securing the military’s smartphones with the release of a new mobile device strategy.  Since their job is to keep our country safe, they consider mobile security to be a big factor.

Scientists at the Department of Defense have been hard at work, along with Google and university researchers to develop smartphone security, not only for normal use among the troops and workforce, but for the highest level of military activities where total secrecy is critical. Mobile security is a top concern for the military, since any breach of privacy or hacking incident could jeopardize the security of our country.

The DoD recognized that the use of smartphones was becoming more prevalent across the armed forces, and–instead of telling workers they can’t use mobile devices to access government data and services–they’re focusing on securing these devices to keep classified or confidential information out of the hands of the bad guys.  They’re working on the huge task of implementing military-wide mobile capabilities that will give our country’s military workforce the best possible tools to do their important work — and do it safely and securely.

Using the Android operating system, scientists created a special “kernel” that lives deep in the system of the mobile device or pad. The kernel provides multiple layers of mobile security, protecting the not-so-important, to top-secret communications.

Smartphone safety is high on everyone’s list of priorities these days. We at NQ Mobile are happy that mobile safety is on the minds of those who protect and defend our freedom.

Make sure your own smartphones and pads are safe and secure by downloading a powerful security package.  And, enjoy the holiday.

Have you had a security issue with your personal mobile phone?  Has your privacy been breached, or important material leaked?  Share your mobile security stories with us on our blog, or check in with us on our Facebook page.  We’d love to hear from you.