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I was just curious to know how others are adapting iCloud to your IT/Data Security policies.  My concerns are primarily around the individual using their personally owned device to sync to their university owned device to access stored data/information.  Especially, when they are then syncing their personal device to their personal iTunes account and not the facilitator accounts we've designated for app purchases. 
 
Any comments/feedback/ideas are appreciated.  Thank you in advance.
 
 
 

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Oakland University
University Technology Services
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Message from rcyahnke@doit.wisc.edu

This isn't strictly an iCloud issue as there are other iOS syncing/backup services that need to be considered like dropbox.com and box.net. For what its worth all these services encrypted your data. The big difference with iCloud is its integration and transparency to iOS. Enterprise owned iOS devices can be managed using Master Data Management (MDM) in Lion Server and other 3rd party solutions. Still, MDM will provide only a veneer of control over the compliant user. It's not a substitute for having a policy about what is and isn't allowed. Which is really where I'm going with this. I'm not so sure iCloud is really the issue here, it's more like how do you address the management of sensitive data on personally and enterprise owned devices especially when the technology involved engenders the propagation of data. - Ross
Message from tim.cappalli@lsc.vsc.edu

This may be a little bit off-topic, but does anyone disable Time Machine on college-owned machines? Similar issue of data being stored off the machine. We have been discussing whether we disable it or hope people are PGP encrypting it.

 

 

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-----Original Message-----
From: The EDUCAUSE Software Licensing Issues Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:LICENSING@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Ross Yahnke
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 2:35 PM
To: LICENSING@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [LICENSING] Adapting iCloud to current Policies/Data Protection

 

This isn't strictly an iCloud issue as there are other iOS syncing/backup services that need to be considered like dropbox.com and box.net. For what its worth all these services encrypted your data. The big difference with iCloud is its integration and transparency to iOS.

 

Enterprise owned iOS devices can be managed using Master Data Management (MDM) in Lion Server and other 3rd party solutions. Still, MDM will provide only a veneer of control over the compliant user. It's not a substitute for having a policy about what is and isn't allowed.

 

Which is really where I'm going with this. I'm not so sure iCloud is really the issue here, it's more like how do you address the management of sensitive data on personally and enterprise owned devices especially when the technology involved engenders the propagation of data.

 

- Ross