You Won’t Believe These 4 Techniques to Make Your Macs More Secure

Jon Rhoades, St. Vincent’s InstitutePart of XW17

This talk was inspired by the Australian Signal Directorate’s Top 35 Mitigation Strategies. These “Strategies to Mitigate Cyber Security Incidents” were formulated by the ASD in response to nation state hacking of Australian Organisations and as of 2013 the top four strategies are mandatory for Australian Government computers .

This talk looks at the rationale behind each strategy and looks at how to apply them to managing Mac OS X computers, servers (ha!) and iOS devices.

This talk is for anybody who owns an Apple device!


Jon is currently the IT Manager at St Vincent’s Institute – a medical research institute in Melbourne affiliated with the University of Melbourne.

Jon started his Mac career making truly horrific videos of surgical operations and after realising he was never going to get a job in Hollywood with his showreel of videos of people’s bowels being cut out, he moved to administering Macs instead.  Jon & SVI have been running Munki at SVI since 2010 and legend has it that SVI was the first Munki site in Australia.*

*Probably not true.

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