iPhone 5 Prototype Loss Causes Apple To Seek Security Managers
Lets face it, it was embarrassing enough for Apple when they lost the iPhone 4 prototype and all the commotion that ensured in its wake, and obviously adding to that security embarrassment is the loss of an iPhone 5 prototype this year in almost identical circumstances. However, apparently Apple is looking to make sure it doesn’t happen next year with the iPhone 6.
According to an article over on Apple Insider, by way of PC Mag, shortly after the loss of that next generation iPhone prototype, Apple posted a couple of job listings for security managers to beef up their security so this type of thing doesn’t happen again.
The two successful candidates will be based at Apple HQ in Cupertino, and apparently they their responsibilities will be “for overseeing the protection of, and managing risks to, Apple’s unreleased products and related intellectual property.”
The positions will require up to 30% travel both domestic and overseas, and the potential candidates will have to have a proven record with making risk management recommendations along with “accurately assessing physical and logical security implementations” along with judging impact on “corporate culture, business operations, system architectures, manufacturing processes, and employee workflows.”
As for that missing iPhone 5 prototype, thus far Apple hasn’t been as lucky as they were with retrieving the lost iPhone 4 prototype of last year, as word is the iOS smartphone may have already been sold on Craigslist and possibly gone forever.
Thus as it stands I can understand why Apple would be looking for a couple of top notch security people as the losing of not one but two unannounced and unreleased iPhone prototypes makes Apple’s security with new devices look pretty poor to say the least, so perhaps its time Apple decided not to allow employees to take such things out into the open.