Foundations of Mac OS X Leopard Security

Overview

Foundations of Mac OS X Leopard Security is written in part as a companion to the SANS Institute course for Mac OS X. It contains detailed Mac OS X security information, but also walkthroughs on securing systems. By using the SANS Institute course as a sister to the book, the focus includes both the beginning home user and the seasoned security professional not accustomed to the Mac, and allows this title to establish the “best practices” for Mac OS X for a wide audience. Additionally, the authors of the book are...

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Overview

Foundations of Mac OS X Leopard Security is written in part as a companion to the SANS Institute course for Mac OS X. It contains detailed Mac OS X security information, but also walkthroughs on securing systems. By using the SANS Institute course as a sister to the book, the focus includes both the beginning home user and the seasoned security professional not accustomed to the Mac, and allows this title to establish the “best practices” for Mac OS X for a wide audience. Additionally, the authors of the 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.

What you’ll learn

  • Security overview
  • Walkthroughs to secure systems
  • Walkthroughs and suggestions for third–party applications on systems
  • Mac forensics
  • Mac hacking
  • Apple wireless security
  • Mac OS X security

Who this book is for

A wide audience of users, power users, and administrators who wish to make sure their Mac platform is secure.

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Meet the Author

Ken Barker is a technical project manager/development generalist who has successfully delivered software solutions in the healthcare, state government, online retail, and tourism industries. Prior to partnering in the formation of EdgeCase, Ken helped found the Columbus Ruby Brigade, a burgeoning group of professionals who are passionate about the Ruby programming language. He began using Ruby over three years ago on the job in a wide range of applications. In addition to being passionate about Ruby, Ken is an agile software development process evangelist.

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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