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Aussie Security Forces Testing Apple's iOS 58

lukehopewell1 writes "Australia's Defence Signal Directorate (DSD) is testing the national security capability of Apple's iOS mobile operating system for use on federal networks that transmit national security data. If the operating system is certified as secure, Australian Defence Force personnel, government aides as well as ministers and senators at all levels could see iPads deployed as standard."
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Aussie Security Forces Testing Apple's iOS

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  • Anecdote (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 24, 2011 @06:20AM (#35298054)
    When I graduated from my IT Security and Cryptography degree I saw most of the morons of the class ending up working for ASIO and the DSD, so I wouldn't trust the DSD to certify that my CAT-5 patch cables have connectivity let alone an proprietary operating system. All they do is use inflexible checklists and frameworks to make their decisions on, they can't think outside of the box, and that's where the problems are going to lie.

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