Apple has posted two new openings for security positions within its organization following the second loss of a next-generation iPhone prototype in just as many years.
Although it isn’t actually confirmed that Cupertino is beefing up security because someone lost another iPhone test unit
, it seems
fairly possible as Apple expressly states that “The candidate will be responsible for overseeing the protection of, and managing risks to, Apple’s unreleased products and related intellectual property.”
The new recruits’ offices will be in Cupertino, California but they won’t be spending much time behind a desk, as the job requires up to 30% travel (international and domestic).
“The individual will collaborate with other security managers by contributing to, and managing execution of, strategic initiatives set forth by Director, Global Security,” Apple says
Apple seems dead serious about hiring the most competent people possible in this field.
As the job advert says, the ideal candidate has a proven record of:· Simultaneously working with multiple constituencies, balancing disparate priorities, problem solving in high-demand situations, defining and establishing attainable measures of success, and regularly achieving positive outcomes in large-scale business environments.
· Accurately assessing physical and logical security implementations and making actionable risk management recommendations that consider impact on corporate culture, business operations, system architectures, manufacturing processes, and employee workflows.
· Formulating, and successfully implementing, a variety of security technologies utilizing industry-recommended practices and/or risk frameworks.
· Building and maintaining trusted relationships with internal and external business partners.
· Mitigating risks associated with multi-tiered electronics supply chain.
· Team leadership and contribution in a matrixed environment.
The Mac maker doesn’t stop here when it comes to the requirements to nab the position for Manager, New Product Security.
This person also needs exceptional communication and relationship-building skills, strong analytic skills, and to be able to conduct and manage large-scale security and risk assessments.
The managers will “design sustainable strategies to mitigate risk and define associated metrics to measure overall performance.”
To do so, they will also need experience developing and delivering security awareness programs.
There’s more. Apple requires strong, practical understanding of strengths and weaknesses of enterprise risk management frameworks on the candidates’ end, as well as knowledge of international security standards.
Other required skills include solid project management and engagement management.
Proving that "security" ranges from a night-club bouncer to the highest diplomatic form of defense, Apple’s new Product Security Manager will need to be highly educated.
That means they will require an advanced degree, such as M.S. in Risk Management, Information Assurance, Security Management or equivalent degree.
CPP, PSP, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC or equivalent certification is also a must. Finally, the new recruit will need to have over 5 years of security assessment and/or audit experience.