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Enterprise Mac Security

Mac OS X Snow Leopard

  • Authors
  • A definitive, expert-driven update of the popular, slash-dotted first edition, containing detailed Mac OS X security information and walkthroughs on securing systems, including the Snow Leopard operating system.

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. The Big Picture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Charles Edge, William Barker, Beau Hunter, Gene Sullivan
      Pages 3-27
    3. Charles Edge, William Barker, Beau Hunter, Gene Sullivan
      Pages 29-47
    4. Charles Edge, William Barker, Beau Hunter, Gene Sullivan
      Pages 49-78
    5. Charles Edge, William Barker, Beau Hunter, Gene Sullivan
      Pages 79-111
    6. Charles Edge, William Barker, Beau Hunter, Gene Sullivan
      Pages 113-135
  3. Securing the Ecosystem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Charles Edge, William Barker, Beau Hunter, Gene Sullivan
      Pages 139-181
    3. Charles Edge, William Barker, Beau Hunter, Gene Sullivan
      Pages 183-212
    4. Charles Edge, William Barker, Beau Hunter, Gene Sullivan
      Pages 213-232
    5. Charles Edge, William Barker, Beau Hunter, Gene Sullivan
      Pages 233-273
  4. Network Traffic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Charles Edge, William Barker, Beau Hunter, Gene Sullivan
      Pages 277-297
    3. Charles Edge, William Barker, Beau Hunter, Gene Sullivan
      Pages 299-324
    4. Charles Edge, William Barker, Beau Hunter, Gene Sullivan
      Pages 325-350
  5. Sharing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. Charles Edge, William Barker, Beau Hunter, Gene Sullivan
      Pages 353-375
    3. Charles Edge, William Barker, Beau Hunter, Gene Sullivan
      Pages 377-399
    4. Charles Edge, William Barker, Beau Hunter, Gene Sullivan
      Pages 401-422

About this book

Introduction

A common misconception in the Mac community is that Mac’s operating system is more secure than others. While this might be true in certain cases, security on the Mac is still a crucial issue. When sharing is enabled or remote control applications are installed, Mac OS X faces a variety of security threats.

Enterprise Mac Security: Mac OS X Snow Leopard is a definitive, expert-driven update of the popular, slash-dotted first edition and was written in part as a companion to the SANS Institute course for Mac OS X. It contains detailed Mac OS X security information, and walkthroughs on securing systems, including the new Snow Leopard operating system.

Using the SANS Institute course as a sister, this book caters to both the beginning home user and the seasoned security professional not accustomed to the Mac, establishing best practices for Mac OS X for a wide audience.

The authors of this book are seasoned Mac and security professionals, having built many of the largest network infrastructures for Apple and spoken at both DEFCON and Black Hat on OS X security.

Keywords

Internet Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) control controlling security

About the authors

Charles Edge has been working with Apple products since he was a child. Professionally, Charles started with the Mac OS and Apple server offerings in 1999 after years working with various flavors of Unix. Charles began his consulting career working with Support Technologies and Andersen Consulting. In 2000, he found a new home at 318, Inc., a consulting firm in Santa Monica, California which is now the largest Mac consultancy in the country. At 318, Charles leads a team of over 40 engineers and has worked with network architecture, security and storage for various vertical and horizontal markets. Charles has spoken at a variety of conferences including DefCon, BlackHat, LinuxWorld, MacWorld and the WorldWide Developers Conference. Charles' first book, Mac Tiger Server Little Black Book, can be purchased through Paraglyph Press. Charles recently hung up his surfboard and moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife, Lisa. Charles can be contacted at krypted@mac.com.

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