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.
Apple hires new security head
Posted on Monday, Jan 24 2011 @ 22:02 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck