CIS Apple iOS 7 Benchmark v1.0.0

Release Date: Mon Sep 30 21:16:21 2013


This document, Security Configuration Benchmark for Apple iOS 7, provides prescriptive guidance for establishing a secure configuration posture for the Apple iOS version 7.0.2. This guide was tested against the Apple iOS 7.0.2 and the iPhone Configuration Utility (iPCU) v3.6.2.300. This benchmark covers the Apple iOS 7.0.2 and all hardware devices on which this iOS is supported. As of the publication of this guidance, mobile devices supported by iOS 7.0.2 include the following: iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad with Retina display, iPad Mini, iPad 2, iPod Touch (5th Generation). In determining recommendations, the current guidance treats all iOS mobile device platforms as having the same use cases and risk/threat scenarios. In all but a very few cases, configuration steps, default settings, and benchmark recommended settings are identical regardless of hardware platform; for the few cases where variation exists, the benchmark notes the difference within the respective section. To obtain the latest version of this guide, please visit If you have questions, comments, or have identified ways to improve this guide, please write us at


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