1. Allow the device to receive external power regardless of the accessory; especially if something is marketed as the “Docking Station”. 2. Provide more than one connector for accessories; if not, follow standards like USB to all the connections to a PC to be standard and not use proprietary features to block out third-party vendors. 3. If you build an accessory, make it sturdy and fit the unit correctly. Making it look cool verses functional is just not acceptable (Apple add a fixed weight inside the iPad Dock to keep in stable since it is so small.)The iPad 3G, is an incredible device and has use cases popping up every day for new applications. I am thoroughly impressed with the unit and found it is changing the way I surf the web, get email, and have overall entertainment. It definitely is a great tool for early adopters. However, based on the accessories, it feels more like the Apple Newton and needs to be set free and allow open connectivity for its true potential to be realized.
Morey J. Haber, Chief Security Officer, BeyondTrust
Morey J. Haber is the Chief Security Officer at BeyondTrust. He has more than 25 years of IT industry experience and has authored three books: Privileged Attack Vectors, Asset Attack Vectors, and Identity Attack Vectors. He is a founding member of the industry group Transparency in Cyber, and in 2020 was elected to the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA) Executive Advisory Board. Morey currently oversees BeyondTrust security and governance for corporate and cloud based solutions and regularly consults for global periodicals and media. He originally joined BeyondTrust in 2012 as a part of the eEye Digital Security acquisition where he served as a Product Owner and Solutions Engineer since 2004. Prior to eEye, he was Beta Development Manager for Computer Associates, Inc. He began his career as Reliability and Maintainability Engineer for a government contractor building flight and training simulators. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.