Apple to Boldly Address Mobile Security at Conference This Week

Venerable tech giant Apple is going to present at the 2012 Black Hat security conference this week, marking the first time the iDevice maker has appeared in a formal capacity at the event.

We are told that Dallas De Atley, manager of Apple’s platform security team, will deliver a presentation on “key security technologies within iOS.”

It’s significant because in recent years, Apple products have been stripped of their image of being hack-proof. The company’s rise has made it a bigger target, as hackers have been discovering bugs in the iPhone since it came out in 2007. Earlier this year, more than 600,000 Macs were infected, the first major malicious software attack targeting Apple computers.

According to Bloomberg, De Atley has the support and permission from Apple to attend and address the conference.

“Bottom line — no one at Apple speaks without marketing approval,” Trey Ford, Black Hat’s general manager, tells Bloomberg. “Apple will be at Black Hat 2012, and marketing is on board.”