“Apple iPhone and iPad devices running the iOS operating system may soon become officially certified by the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) to connect to the secure Wi-Fi networks operated by the Federal Government,” Luke Hopewell reports for ZDNet Australia.
“John Sheridan, first assistant secretary of AGIMO, responded to questions from a Senate Estimates committee this week, informing senators that the DSD hadn’t yet certified Apple’s mobile operating system for use with private wireless networks that handle material of national security,” Hopewell reports. “The DSD told ZDNet Australia, however, that it is working with Apple to certify the iOS operating system for use on the secure Wi-Fi network operated by the Department of Parliamentary Services. ‘DSD is working closely with Apple to meet future requirements. This work includes moving to enable Australian government to use iOS products in a secure manner,’ the DSD said.”
Hopewell reports, “he certification of the iOS operating system would give other agencies the opportunity to deploy devices and trials of iPhones and iPads for their personnel.”
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