Most reports of mobile security threats center around Android viruses or other threats targeting Google’s smartphone and tablet platform. But that doesn’t mean Apple’s iOS is immune from attacks.
Even as more employees start bringing personal smartphones and tablets to work, most small businesses aren’t taking steps to ensure BYOD security.
Apple recently unveiled iOS 7, its latest update to the mobile operating system for the iPhone and iPad. The update features a new interface, plus some changes that should make IT managers happy.
As workers become more mobile, IT departments need to take steps to secure smartphones and tablets. But those efforts may be hindered by some incorrect beliefs about mobile security.
If your company issues iPhones and iPads to users — or if they use their own as part of a BYOD program — make sure they’ve installed an important iOS update. The update to iOS 6.1 adds some key new features and fixes a few security vulnerabilities.
When Apple’s iPhone was first released, it was generally thought of as a popular consumer gadget that had no place in business. But now, despite the unique challenges, more IT departments are supporting the iPhone than any other mobile platform.