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Decision Maker: Director for Sustainability & Resources
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To award a contract for a period of two years via Direct award to Vodafone for Lookout Advanced
Total Contract Costs = £35,856
Pre-allocated Cyber Security capital funds will be used to fund the contract
With the modern day Cyber Risks and the increase in sensitive data being accessed via corporate mobile phones it is essential to ensure the devices are protected with market leading security protection to ensure protection for corporate and customer data from cyber hackers and cyber incidents.
Our estate of phones and tablets (Around 600 devices) are all Samsung with our chosen supplier for the mobile phone contract for voice and data being Vodafone which was signed in April 2023 for three years.
Mobile Device Security: Lookout for Work helps protect company data and devices from various security threats. This includes safeguarding against malware, phishing attacks, and other mobile-specific threats. By securing mobile devices, businesses can reduce the risk of data breaches and cyberattacks.
Data Protection: Adur and Worthing councils deal with sensitive and confidential data. Lookout for Work helps ensure that this data is protected, even when employees access it on their mobile devices.
Compliance: Requirements regarding the protection of customer data. Mobile security solutions can help businesses meet these compliance standards, avoiding costly fines and legal issues.
Productivity: Lookout for Work can enhance productivity by allowing employees to use their smartphones for work-related tasks without the fear of compromising security. This includes accessing email, documents, and other work-related applications.
Lost or Stolen Device Recovery: In the event that an employee's mobile device is lost or stolen, Lookout for Work can help track and recover the device or remotely wipe sensitive data to prevent unauthorised access.
Mobile Device Management (MDM): Using a mobile device management solution with security apps like Lookout for Work will allow us to manage and control mobile devices, including configuring security settings, pushing updates, and ensuring compliance with company policies.
Remote Work: With the rise of remote work, employees are increasingly using their mobile devices to access company resources. Mobile security solutions help extend security to these remote endpoints, ensuring that employees can work securely from anywhere.
Phishing Prevention: Phishing attacks are a significant threat to businesses. Lookout for Work helps protect employees from phishing scams by identifying and blocking suspicious links and emails.
App and Network Security: Lookout for Work can monitor the apps installed on devices and assess their security risks. They can also protect against threats that may arise from unsecured Wi-Fi networks or public hotspots.
Market research was completed, and attendance at the Infosecurity Europe conference earlier in 2023 to meet the market leaders in mobile phone security; after comparing multiple options and looking at the associated corporate risks, we considered two options.
Lookout for Work & SOPHOS Endpoint Protection
On further testing and supplier demonstrations, Lookout for Work was more suited to our estate and mitigated more of our risks to provide us with a more substantial level of protection.
Publication date: 18/09/2023
Date of decision: 18/09/2023
Effective from: 26/09/2023