New consensus-based, free security configuration guidelines help
users safeguard the iOS 7 operating system by addressing critical
The benchmark builds upon the iOS 5 and 6 benchmarks previously released by CIS and leveraged the expertise gained through those processes to ensure guidance was available for users as soon as the iOS 7 software was released. The recommendations help mitigate configuration-related vulnerabilities associated with the passcode and lock screen settings, including the passcode bypass and TouchID, Apple’s new fingerprint identification technology. Also addressed are the vulnerabilities associated with the Safari web browser, as well as networking-related issues with the WiFi, Bluetooth, Hotspot, and AirDrop features. The benchmark provides practical recommendations that provide clear security benefits while taking into account functionality requirements.
The CIS iOS 7 Benchmark was developed in collaboration with a community of users, vendors, and subject matter experts through a unique consensus-based process for which CIS has become internationally recognized. CIS gives special acknowledgment to
The CIS Apple iOS 7 Benchmark is available for download at: http://benchmarks.cisecurity.org/downloads/show-single/?file=appleios7.100
“The consensus team did an incredible job in putting together such a comprehensive and insightful set of security configuration recommendations in this new benchmark,” said
The CIS Apple iOS 7 Benchmark is the latest benchmark released by CIS as a means to help secure the most commonly used IT systems and technologies. CIS currently offers more than 80 benchmarks across a broad array of technologies, including desktop and server operating systems, mobile devices and web browsers, all of which are available for free in PDF format.
For more information about the benchmarks and other security resources available through the CIS Security Benchmarks program, visit CIS at: http://benchmarks.cisecurity.org
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