All Thing Digital is reporting that former NSA, Navy officer David Rice is to be the Apple director of global security. He is expected to begin his role in March although Apple themselves have yet to confirm it.
Details are scarce at the time but it is believed that he will focus mainly on enterprise security. As some of you know, Apple is greatly penetrating the enterprise market with it’s iOS platform and in doing so will need a great leap forward in security. Many Fortune 100 businesses are using or demoing the use of iOS devices.
Rice seems very qualified to fit the position. His credentials include being a Global Network Vulnerability analyst for the NSA and a Special Duty Cryptologic officer for the Navy. In 2007 he wrote the book “Geekonomics” which argues that modern software is like a public infrastructure, if made poorly it’s a public hazard.