Remote management tools allow users to back up and restore an iPhone or iPad. Backups are essential to data security and continuity on an iOS device. Ryan Spence explores the value and virtues of the free, over-the-air management tool Find My iPhone. Understand the features this service has to offer.
- Once my device is secure, the next step…in setting up security is managing my data.…Unlike the Android OS, encryption is built into…Apple's iOS from the beginning.…Encryption isn't even something a user…has access to configure or disable.…Because Apple owns both the software…and hardware build process, they own…the entire security ecosystem.…Apple uses hardware and software elements…in tandem to encrypt data.…The software encryption is divided…into the File System and the Kernel.…
The hardware and firmware encryption…is accomplished by a different set of tools,…like the security enclave.…Here's a graphic representing each layer…of Apple device encryption.…From this it becomes clear why iOS…has earned a reputation for being a difficult platform…to break if strong access procedures are in place.…With everything encrypted, malicious parties…will be unable to access your data without the passcode.…Even if I lose a device, my data is secure.…
I need to make sure that if that happens…I'll be able to recover gracefully by backing up my data.…
- Understanding mobile security risks
- Buying and disposing of mobile devices
- Setting up mobile passwords
- Implementing lock screen security
- Adjusting Android admin settings and iOS privacy options
- Setting up options to find your phone
- Securing cameras, microphones, and other hardware on your mobile device
Skill Level Beginner
1. Considering the Need for Security
2. Securing an Android Device
3. Securing an iOS Device
4. Securing Device Hardware
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