May 21, 2015
The new Mac iOS Security Guide was released in April of 2015. As the introduction of the guide states: “Apple designed the iOS platform with security at its core. When we set out to create the best possible mobile platform, we drew from decades of experience to build an entirely new architecture.”
Many of the security features are built in by default.
“iOS and iOS devices provide advanced security features, and yet they’re also easy to use. Many of these features are enabled by default, so IT departments don’t need to perform extensive configurations. And key security features like device encryption are not configurable, so users can’t disable them by mistake. Other features, such as Touch ID, enhance the user experience by making it simpler and more intuitive to secure the device.”
Topics covered in the guide are: system security, encryption and data protection, app security, network security, Apple Pay, internet services, device controls and privacy controls.