Australian government tests iOS for national security

The country's Defence Signals Directorate is certifying Apple iPhones and iPad devices to connect to secure Wi-Fi networks operated by the government

Apple iPhone and iPad devices running the iOS operating system in Australia may soon become officially certified by the Defence Signals Directorate to connect to the secure Wi-Fi networks operated by the government, ZDNet UK's sister site ZDNet Australia has learned.

John Sheridan, first assistant secretary of Australian Government Information Management Office, responded to questions from a Senate Estimates committee, informing senators that the directorate had not yet certified Apple's mobile operating system for use with private wireless networks that handle material of national security.

The directorate 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.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see DSD tests Apple iOS for national security on ZDNet Australia.

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