iPhone 4 prototypes were hidden in iPhone 3GS cases (via Gizmodo)

Over the last few days, one of the most talked about topics in the Apple news and rumors community has been Apple’s purported loss of an unreleased iPhone in July of this year. CNET had the scoop, but others have since tried to refute it – including the bar that the unreleased iPhone was said to be lost in and the San Francisco police.

Possibly related to Apple actually losing yet another unreleased iPhone in bar, Apple is now searching for new leaders for their product security team. The company has posted two new job listings on their official job search website for managers for the unreleased products security team. Apple candidly states what these individuals will be responsible for:

The candidate will be responsible for overseeing the protection of, and managing risks to, Apple’s unreleased products and related intellectual property.

We certainly cannot assume that this job listing lends credence to Apple losing an iPhone 5, but the timing is quite interesting. The full job listing is shown after the break.

Job title Manager, New Product Security
Location Santa Clara Valley
Job type Full Time
Job description The candidate will be responsible for overseeing the protection of, and managing risks to, Apple’s unreleased products and related intellectual property. Position will reside in Cupertino, California and will require up to 30% travel (international and domestic).The individual will collaborate with other security managers by contributing to, and managing execution of, strategic initiatives set forth by Director, Global Security.

The ideal candidate has a proven record of:

Simultaneously working with multiple constituencies, balancing disparate priorities, problem solving in high-demand situations, defining and establishing attainable measures of success, and regularly achieving positive outcomes in large-scale business environments. Accurately assessing physical and logical security implementations and making actionable risk management recommendations that consider impact on corporate culture, business operations, system architectures, manufacturing processes, and employee workflows. Formulating, and successfully implementing, a variety of security technologies utilizing industry-recommended practices and/or risk frameworks. Building and maintaining trusted relationships with internal and external business partners. Mitigating risks associated with multi-tiered electronics supply chain. Team leadership and contribution in a matrixed environment.

Exceptional communication and relationship-building skills. Strong analytic skills. Conduct and manage large-scale security and risk assessments. Design sustainable strategies to mitigate risk and define associated metrics to measure overall performance. Experience developing and delivering security awareness programs. Strong, practical understanding of strengths and weaknesses of enterprise risk management frameworks and international security standards. Solid project management and engagement management skills.

Advanced degree, such as M.S. in Risk Management, Information Assurance, Security Management or equivalent degree. CPP, PSP, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC or equivalent certification. 5+ years of security assessment and/or audit experience.

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