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Lumension Examines iPad Security Considerations

Lumension Security : 28 May, 2010  (Technical Article)
Companies and consumers buying the Apple iPad should be aware of security implications and ensure their protection from physical theft as well as the opportunity the iPad presents to data thieves and hackers
With the iPad now on sale in the UK, many shoppers are expected to queue through the night. As the iPad is on the cusp of going global, Alan Bentley, VP international at endpoint security expert, Lumension, comments on the security implications that the new tablet PC will have on businesses:

"Whether the iPad turns out to be a grand experiment in how we consume media or garners the iconic status that the iPhone has secured, the security implications of this innovative product must be considered by businesses.

"It is not just the obvious risk of prying eyes when consumers browse confidential corporate data on the bigger screen, there are other data leakage points to consider. First, the sought-after device is likely to become the target for theft, placing yet more emphasis on businesses to ensure that they have a) approved the use and b) have some control over the data that is being stored off network. Second, the risk that the iPad will become the target of browser-based vulnerabilities is more than a possibility, as popularity inevitably brings increased risk. The hacking community is attracted to meaningful targets and the more popular the platform the increased chance they will be successful. The fact that the iPad joins the iPhone, Mac and Google Chrome to use the WebKit open-source browser, means the browser is likely to become a more popular target for the hacker community.

"Times are changing and the consumerisation of IT continues to trend. Businesses need to implement the right policies around the use of personal technology in the workplace, if they want to avoid leaving a gaping hole in their security posture."
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