The Truth about Macs in the Enterprise and Why Default Privilege Allocation on Macs is Dangerous

Dave Shackleford, SANS Instructor, Founder at Voodoo Security

Dave Shackleford, SANS Instructor, Founder at Voodoo Security

Dave Shackleford is the owner and principal consultant of Voodoo Security and a SANS analyst, senior instructor, and course author. He has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering, and is a VMware vExpert with extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. He has previously worked as CSO for Configuresoft, CTO for the Center for Internet Security, and as a security architect, analyst, and manager for several Fortune 500 companies.

About this Webinar

In the last several years, Mac administrators have come to realize that they may be just as vulnerable to exploits and malware as most other operating systems. New malware and adware is released all the time, and there have been serious vulnerabilities patched by Apple in the past several years, some of which may afford attackers full control of your systems. Unfortunately, Macs have traditionally had a “default admin” posture which grants users full administrative control of the system at all times, which could lead to devastating consequences in environments using numerous Mac systems (and Mac adoption is growing rapidly).

So what can we do about this? Can we properly manage the privilege levels of Mac systems to allow users without admin privileges to get their jobs done? With minimal tools and options available, this has been difficult, if not impossible in enterprise environments. That’s changing, however, and the time is now to find out how you can better control Macs in your environment.

In this webinar, join SANS Instructor and Founder of Voodoo Security, Dave Shackleford, to learn:

  • About the types of threats facing Macs today
  • Why default privilege allocation on Macs is dangerous
  • How you can work to get control of Mac privileges in your environment