Over the years, questionable security issues have arisen, and while many voices have surfaced opining on possible scenarios, one within the iOS security community has always been well-regarded.
Jonathan Zdziarski is a security consultant and researcher, and he’s been able to shed light on a variety of different situations over the years. Most recently, Zdziarski gave some clarity over the unencrypted kernel in early iOS 10 beta seeds. He also provided context to permissions with a selfie app, called Meitu, went viral.
He has provided insight to ongoing situations, but it would appear those helpful moments might be over, at least for the general public. Apple, on the other hand, is primed to accept the insight in a more direct, official capacity.
As reported by 9to5Mac, Zdziarski has been officially hired by Apple, and he will be joining the company’s Security Engineering and Architecture team. Here’s part of the announcement via Zdziarki’s personal blog:
“I’m pleased to announce that I’ve accepted a position with Apple’s Security Engineering and Architecture team, and am very excited to be working with a group of like minded individuals so passionate about protecting the security and privacy of others.
This decision marks the conclusion of what I feel has been a matter of conscience for me over time. Privacy is sacred; our digital lives can reveal so much about us – our interests, our deepest thoughts, and even who we love. I am thrilled to be working with such an exceptional group of people who share a passion to protect that.”
It’s certainly a big hire for Apple, who has doubled down on security over recent years.