Ahead of the expected iOS 9 announcement at Apple event and following news about a bug prompting iPhone owners to download the new operating system early, please see below comment from Nicko van Someren, CTO, Good Technology, addresses the inevitability of new bugs and undiscovered exploits in places where new code has been written to bring in fresh capabilities and features.
[su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Nicko van Someren, CTO, Good Technology :
“While iOS 9 introduces new security capabilities and will very likely be more secure than its predecessors, any new operating system release brings new bugs and undiscovered exploits in the places where new code is written. The constant pressure to add ever more new capabilities and features year over year often comes at the expense of new APIs that can leak and new code that can be exploited. From a CIO’s perspective, new OS versions mean ensuring corporate and third party apps are compatible so users don’t unknowingly incur risks to their company by rushing to upgrade their devices. Enterprises need to expand their thinking beyond patching systems retroactively and ensure that they proactively test apps and systems in advance of the new release.”[/su_note][su_box title=”About Good Technology” style=”noise” box_color=”#336588″]Good Technology is the leader in secure mobility solutions, providing the leading secure mobility solution for enterprises and governments worldwide, across all stages of the mobility lifecycle. Good offers a comprehensive, end-to-end secure mobility solutions portfolio, consisting of a suite of collaboration applications, a secure mobility platform, mobile device management, unified monitoring, management and analytics, and a third-party application and partner ecosystem. More than 6,200 organizations in over 190 countries use Good Technology solutions, including FORTUNE® 100 leaders in commercial banking, insurance, healthcare, and aerospace and defense.[/su_box]