The Apple Watch isn’t due to hit the market until April 24, but many security professionals are already thinking about the security implications of the new generation of wearables that it promises to usher in.

“Since the Apple Watch has sold out in its pre-orders, with shipping dates now out into June for any new orders, it’s clearly a device that will see widespread use, and therefore be a target for attack”, said Steve Hultquist, chief evangelist at Sunnyvale, Calif.

Companies with particular security concerns, such as those in the defense sector, may already be asking their employees to leave their phones before entering sensitive areas.

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