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By Arik Hesseldahl
January 23, 2011
Apple has tapped security expert and author David Rice to be its
director of global security, several sources have confirmed to me. He's
expected to start at Apple in March.
Apple hasn't returned calls seeking comment.
There's no word yet about what precisely Rice's job will entail, and
knowing secrecy-obsessed Apple, there likely won't be. But it's not hard
to make a reasonable guess.
With iPhones and iPads penetrating the enterprise in ever more
impressive numbers, companies want to know they're secure.
Late last year Apple started working with Unisys to help it sell Apple
products to corporations and government agencies, all of which are
concerned about the security implications of iPhones and iPads running
on their networks.
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