The ability to set screen saver lock across your Mac® fleet is one of the easiest ways to substantially increase your system security posture. Unattended machines can be the conduit to data theft and compromises, and statistics show the frequency and severity of data breaches are increasing according to the ITRC. This post discusses how you can leverage a cloud directory to enforce screen saver lock settings across your Mac fleet. But first, we should approach the importance of system security from a high level.
Why is System Security Important?
System security has become one of the most critical and valuable concepts in modern IT organizations. The sad truth is there’s no shortage of attack vectors for hackers and people with malicious intent that are trying to gain access to your data and confidential systems. To add fuel to the fire, bad actors have also evolved from using brute force attacks to sophisticated phishing and social engineering schemes.
This is especially worrisome for IT admins because they essentially require a perfect defense on all fronts, yet attackers only need one way in. The situation is only exacerbated by a highly mobile modern workforce and the popularity of Macs for users of all types. Macs have historically been managed independently, or worse, not at all. Of course, this is primarily because the most popular system management tool (i.e., Microsoft® Active Directory®) doesn’t natively support Mac endpoints. Regardless, the increase of Macs on corporate networks has created a growing security concern that must be addressed.
Fortunately, there are a variety of trusted techniques IT admins can leverage to protect themselves from the bad guys. Many of which we describe in our webinar at the end of this blog. One particular method is quite easy to enforce and delivers strong results. As you may have guessed, that method is setting screen saver lock across your Mac fleet.
How Does Screen Saver Lock Improve Security?
An unattended system is probably the easiest target there is for attackers with malicious intent, even more so if the system is (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from JumpCloud authored by Vince Lujan. Read the original post at: https://jumpcloud.com/blog/set-screen-saver-lock-across-your-mac-fleet/