Security & BYOD for the iPhone 5 (mini-whitepaper)
As you upgrade to the iPhone 5, please keep in mind some principles, both personal and business.
- If your iPhone will be handed down to a child, make sure ALL critical data is removed from there. This includes all business data, personal details, etc. It is highly critical to maintain your business and personal identity.
- As new devices are created, new threats are created as well. These security threats need to be identified and taken care of. Just because it is a new iPhone does not mean it’s immune from security threats. Security is a losing battle, because hackers are always trying to stay one-step ahead of programmers/developers. While developers are working around the clock trying to prepare these new capable hardware/software, hackers are doing the same working against them.
- The iPhone 5 is set to accelerate BYOD, which means better available options to network administrators. Things like data copying, wiping operations (erasing loads of data), etc.
- The iOS 6’s Passbook feature can store financial information for securing digital transactions. If you’re comfortable storing that information go ahead, otherwise just keep it off.
- Emails, texts, and calendar appointments can be modified by the Siri app, without requiring the administrator to log in to the device.
- If Apple succeeds in the acquisition of AuthenTec, it allows for a fingerprint identification security system for the device, making it more secure physically. But this technology is pending at the moment.
- Apple calls the iPhone 5 “The thinnest, lightest, fastest iPhone ever”, but they mention nothing about security do they?
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