So you just got a new Mac and are excited to
start using it. Macs have a reputation for being
easy to use and secure, so why not dive right in?
Well... STOP! The truth is no computer system,
including your shiny new Mac, is immune from
attack. While there are no true viruses for OS X,
that doesn't mean Macs are impenetrable. They're
still vulnerable to malware, spyware, spam,
trojans and user error.
PMUG's Khurt Williams will show how with just a
few precautionary measures, your new (or old) Mac
can be more secure than most any other consumer
technology out there and stay as safe as possible.
About the Presenter...
PMUG President Khürt Williams is an information security manager for a major New Jersey pharmaceutical manufacturer. He is a Mac geek, Apple fanatic, photographer, and loves Hefeweizen Ales and coffee. Khürt writes about technology on Island in the Net, but posts random thoughts on his blog. His background includes multimedia research and development, IT security, and consulting. Khürt has been a Web Developer, Web Master, Technical Lead, Project Manager, Service Delivery Manger and Systems Security Manager. You can sometimes find him sitting with his iPad drinking coffee in one of the Princeton area's many cafés.
PMUG also provides monthly Intermediate special interest group (a cozier Q&A session that's very popular) in Stuart 4 at 6:30. Beginners can also attend.