Languages

iOS product security: Validations and guidance

This article contains references for key product certifications, cryptographic validations, and security guidance for iOS platforms.

Cryptographic module validations

All Apple FIPS 140-2 Conformance Validation Certificates can be found on the CMVP vendor page: http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cmvp/documents/140-1/1401vend.htm.

iOS 7

iOS 6

Security configuration guides

Security-focused organizations provide well defined and vetted guidance for how to configure various platforms for accepted use. Security Configuration Guides provide an overview of features in OS X and iOS that you can use to enhance protection; this is known as "hardening your device". Worldwide governments have collaborated with Apple and developed guides designed to give instructions and recommendations for securing and for maintaining a more secure environment.

To use these guides, you should be an experienced user or system administrator, be familiar with the user interface, and have some working knowledge of management tools for the target platform. It is beneficial to be familiar with basic networking concepts. Certain instructions in the guides are complex, and deviation could result in adverse effects or reduced protection. Thoroughly test any changes made to your devices' settings before deployment.


Apple

iOS security (PDF)

SCAP-on-Apple

iOS security (PDF)

SCAP-on-Apple


AU (DSD)

Advice on iOS 7 (PDF)

Hardening guide (PDF)

Advice on iOS 6

Hardening guide(PDF)


DE (BSI)
Recommendation Recommendation

NZ (GCSB)

Advice on iOS 7 (PDF)

Hardening guide

Advice on iOS 6

Hardening guide (PDF)


UK (GCHQ)

Device security

App development

Device guidance

App development


US
(DISA, NIST, NSA)

Apple iOS 7 STIG

SCAP-on-Apple

Apple iOS 6 STIG

SCAP-on-Apple

Related articles and websites

Important: Mention of third-party websites and products is for informational purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation. Apple assumes no responsibility with regard to the selection, performance or use of information or products found at third-party websites. Apple provides this only as a convenience to our users. Apple has not tested the information found on these sites and makes no representations regarding its accuracy or reliability. There are risks inherent in the use of any information or products found on the Internet, and Apple assumes no responsibility in this regard. Please understand that a third-party site is independent from Apple and that Apple has no control over the content on that website. Please contact the vendor for additional information.
Last Modified: Jul 3, 2014
Helpful?
Yes
No
  • Last Modified: Jul 3, 2014
  • Article: HT5808
  • Views:

    848
  • Rating:
    • 20.0

    (1 Responses)

Additional Product Support Information

Start a Discussion
in Apple Support Communities
See all questions on this article See all questions I have asked