OS X Security: Defense in Depth

Rich TroutonPart of XW16

OS X has a layered security model, based on the idea that one layer failing should not defeat all safeguards. With OS X El Capitan, there’s a new layer being added called System Integrity Protection (SIP).

This session will cover:

  • Apple’s security model as of OS X Yosemite
  • Discuss why SIP is being added to the model
  • How SIP works
  • Implications for managing Macs running OS X El Capitan
  • SIP management and reporting

Rich Trouton has been doing Macintosh system and server administration for over eighteen years and has supported Macs in a number of different environments, including university, government, medical research and advertising. His current position is providing support for Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia.