How to Secure the Corporate Data on Your iPad or iPhone


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With increasing pressure to allow employee-owned devices such as iPhones and iPads into the business, we ask how secure Apple's new Data Protection is, and advise on securing corporate data on iOS devices.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • Overview
    • Current Issues
      • Lack of Data Protection Capabilities in Third-Party Programs
      • Use of "Master" or "Escrow" Keys to Provide Transparent Access to iOS Devices From External Programs
    • Protecting the Data and User Credentials on Your iOS Device
    • Foiling Brute Force Attacks
    • Data Protection Access Control
    • It's in the Keybag
    • The Weakest Link
    • Configuration
    • Criteria for Secure Third-Party or In-House iOS 4 Applications
      • Which Data Protection class do you use for my data?
      • What access (if any) to data is provided once the device is locked?
      • Have you clearly segregated data between the file system and the keychain?
      • Can I migrate my data between devices?
      • Are my pre-existing files protected?
  • Recommended Reading
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