In a rather embarrassing state of affairs, Apple lost their second iPhone prototype in the space of two years. According to a report on AppleInsider today the company have recently posted some job openings for Managers for ‘New Product Security’ to help tighten up future situations.
Apple listed two job openings shortly after the news hit the press that they had lost their second iPhone prototype in a bar. The incidents might not be related, but it seems rather coincidental that the jobs would be offered in such close proximity.
The security lapses are hard for Apple to deal with and it ruins the companies appearance with the public. Losing two phones in social situations in the space of two years does not reflect well on the internal organisation.
The job listings say that Apple are looking for managers responsible for “overseeing the protection of, and managing risks to, Apple’s unreleased products and related intellectual property.” The positions are based at their HQ, but 30 percent of the time will be traveling within the US and abroad.
They add that candidates should be able to “accurately assess physical and logical security implementations” and that “The individual will collaborate with other security managers by contributing to, and managing execution of, strategic initiatives set forth by Director, Global Security.”
The recent theft of a prototype iPhone 5 was made more complicated by the rumour that Apple representatives involved in the search were mistaken for police officers. If you want a recap on the recent events then read this page.
Apple are also struggling to protect the brand in Asia as millions of counterfeit products are made every year.
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