Ten Security Tips for Personally Managed iPhones and iPads - Slide 2

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Always maintain physical control of your iOS device. All electronic devices are subject to physical attacks, but the portable nature of cellular phones and iPads puts them at particular risk. Publicly available tools allow an attacker with physical access to your device to bypass some of its security mechanisms.

The best protection against physical attacks is to ensure that your iOS device never falls into the wrong hands. Consider the risks of storing sensitive data on your device. This includes corporate information, credit card numbers, saved passwords, and personal data. If a mobile device falls out of your control, consider all the data contained on it compromised.

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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