Lately Apple has been focusing more and more on increasing the security of their products, the latest addition to their security crew is David Rice, executive director of the Monterey Group, Rice will be the global director of security. It’s the latest in a series of high-profile security hires for the company. Some of you may remember that Former Mozilla security chief Window Snyder was hired as a senior security product manger in March.
Rice graduate of the US Naval Academy and previously a ‘vulnerabilities analyst’ at the NSA and a cryptologist for the US Navy, might sound familiar to some of you, because he is the author of “Geekonomics,” a book about “the astonishing lack of consumer protection in the software market and how this impacts economic and national security.”
According to several rumors the reason behind Apples sudden interest in hiring security personnel is the growing popularity of the iOS devices with government officials and company executive officers.