Group releases iPhone security benchmark

New benchmark from the Center for Internet Security could help IT managers better protect data stored on iPhones

The Center for Internet Security last week released a security benchmark for Apple's iPhone that it said could help IT managers better protect data stored on the device.

The benchmark, dubbed CIS Security Configuration Benchmark for Apple iPhone, includes 20 recommendations for system settings, Safari settings, and iPhone Configuration Utility settings, said a CIS spokeswoman. The benchmark also includes instructions on securely erasing data and creating strong passwords.

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Blake Frantz, chief technology officer at Hershey, Pa.-based CIS, said the iPhone presents "security challenges" for enterprises. Nonetheless, some large companies, such as Kraft Foods Inc. and Oracle, have widely adopted the iPhone for business use. Others, such as Bank of America, have held off supporting the iPhone, citing security concerns.

This story, "Group releases iPhone security benchmark" was originally published by Computerworld .

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