September 6, 2011
Help Wanted: Apple Seeking New Product Security Managers
What could be worse than being the Apple employee that lost a prototype iPhone at a bar? Perhaps being the second Apple employee to do the same, a year later. The tech and gadget powerhouse of Cupertino has since listed two positions open for “New Product Security Manager,” PC Magazine is reporting.“The candidate will be responsible for overseeing the protection of, and managing risks to, Apple´s unreleased products and related intellectual property,” read the job postings.
The two positions will both reside at Apple HQ in Cupertino, California, but will require up to 30 percent travel both domestic and abroad. They will be responsible for maintaining the plans and procedures set forth by Apple´s director of global security David Rice, but will also be required to contribute to new security strategies themselves.
The whereabouts of the yet-unreleased iPhone 5 that was lost at a San Francisco in late July bar has yet to be determined. The last official communications on the matter came from the San Francisco Police Department, in a statement explaining its role in assisting Apple investigators´ attempts to track down the device.
The device was tracked using a GPS signal to a house in San Francisco owned by a 22-year-old man named Sergio Calderon, who had previously told reporters that he was at the same bar where the device was lost but did not know the missing item´s whereabouts.
Six men, including four police officers and two Apple employees, visited the home, the city´s police department reportedly said in a press release distributed to news organizations.
“Apple employees called the Mission police station directly, wanting assistance in tracking down a lost item,” the press release said, according to AFP. “The two Apple employees met with the resident and then went into the house to look for the lost item. The Apple employees did not find the lost item and left the house,” the statement concluded.
Candidates for the security manager positions are also expected to have had success implementing a “variety of security technologies.” The New Product Security Managers will also be responsible for mitigating risks associated with the company´s “multi-tiered electronics supply chain.”
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