PART 1The Big Picture

CHAPTER 1Security Quick-Start

If you are looking for a quick-and-dirty start to securing your Mac, this is the chapter for you. This chapter is meant as a quick-start, written for the "I need to get my Mac secured right away" readers. For the quick-and-dirty basics of getting your Mac secured, follow the instructions in this chapter. From Chapter 2 on, you'll be introduced to all the other intricacies surrounding securing the Mac OS, and we'll explain why we suggest the quick-start steps in more detail. Keep in mind that Chapter 1 gives just the basics, and although it will leave you with a fairly secure system, it's not as comprehensive as the subsequent chapters, where we delve deeper into the specifics of most settings. ...

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