Ten Security Tips for Personally Managed iPhones and iPads - Slide 11

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With the release of iOS 4, some security settings that could only be applied through the iPhone Configuration Utility can now be found in Settings > General > Restrictions. This includes disabling the camera and built-in iOS applications like Safari and YouTube.

For other important settings, such as the ability to force encrypted backups, set more complex PINs, and enable remote wipes, the iPhone Configuration Utility is a free tool that Apple provides directly through its website http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/enterprise/. Full instructions on how to use this tool are provided at the same location.

Smartphones, tablets and other mobile computing devices are becoming our go-to devices when it comes to getting things done, especially outside of the traditional office setting. They're just too convenient, and the increasing power packed into these gadgets means that some of them are worthy (or nearly worthy) of supplanting the laptops and desktops they once supplemented.

However, the smaller form factor of these devices, the "nomadic" nature in which they are used and the proliferation of different strategies (or inadequate ones) for securing these devices means that they create their own kinds of risks to your business data.

Given the risks, it’s important to adhere to strong security practices, especially if your device is personally managed and not administered by your company’s IT department. This slideshow features recommendations from The Information Assurance Mission at the NSA for securing your personally managed iPhone or iPad.

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