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“OpenBSM: Your Mac’s Unseen Auditor” in MacTech’s Fall 2012 issue

November 21, 2012 Leave a comment

For those interested in using Apple’s OpenBSM audit software, I have an article in MacTech’s Fall 2012 issue. It’s titled OpenBSM: Your Mac’s Unseen Auditor and is a guide to both configuring OpenBSM and accessing the audit logs.

Categories: MacTech, OpenBSM

“Getting Started with Cauliflower Vest” in MacTech’s May 2012 issue

June 17, 2012 1 comment

For those interested in using Google’s Cauliflower Vest for FileVault 2 management, I have an article in MacTech’s May 2012 issue. It’s titled Getting Started with Cauliflower Vest and is a guide to getting your own Cauliflower Vest setup up and running.

Categories: Cauliflower Vest, MacTech

“Setting Warning Banners in Lion” and “Encrypting Beyond the Boot Drive” in MacTech’s March 2012 issue

March 10, 2012 Leave a comment

I’ve got two articles in the March 2012 issue of MacTech: Setting Warning Banners in Lion and Encrypting Beyond the Boot Drive.

Setting Warning Banners in Lion discusses the login banner options available in Lion and how they can be applied towards meeting the warning banner requirements your workplace may be mandating.

Encrypting Beyond the Boot Drive is a nuts-and-bolts article about encrypting non-boot volumes with FileVault 2’s encryption, to make sure that your data is protected no matter where it’s stored.

Categories: MacTech

“What Do You Mean, It’s Gone?!?” in MacTech’s February 2012 issue

February 15, 2012 Leave a comment

For those interested in protecting their data in the event that their Mac goes missing, I have an article in MacTech’s February 2012 issue. It’s titled What Do You Mean, It’s Gone?!? – Safeguarding your Mac’s data when the Mac is lost or stolen and is a guide to help make sure that, if you and your Mac are involuntarily separated, your main worry is finding the money to replace the hardware.

Categories: MacTech

Slides from the FileVault 2 Session at MacTech 2011

November 3, 2011 Leave a comment

For those who wanted a copy of my FileVault 2 talk at MacTech 2011, here are links to the slides in PDF and Keynote format.

PDF: http://tinyurl.com/mactechfv2PDF

Keynote slides: http://tinyurl.com/mactechfv2keynote

“The Whys and Hows of Recovery HD” in MacTech’s September 2011 issue

October 20, 2011 2 comments

For those interested in learning more about Recovery HD and the hidden partition it carves out of your boot drive, I have an article in MacTech‘s September 2011 issue. It’s titled The Whys and Hows of Recovery HD and is a nuts-and-bolts article that looks at Lion’s Recovery HD partition, what its purpose is, whether you need it, and methods for adding or removing it.

Categories: MacTech

FileVault 2 Decrypted for Enterprise article in MacTech’s August 2011 issue

September 8, 2011 Leave a comment

FileVault 2 Decrypted for Enterprise, the second article in my two-part series on FileVault 2, is now available in the August 2011 issue of MacTech. This article is focused on the issues involved with setting up a managed deployment of FileVault 2 in a medium to large environment, so I encourage you to pick up a copy if you’re looking at a project like that.

One item to note with regards to this article has to do with a advisory I included with regards to using FileVaultMaster.keychain as a recovery key. As of the publication deadline, 10.7.0 was the current release and the ability to use FileVaultMaster.keychain as a recovery key was broken. I’m happy to report that Apple has fixed this as of 10.7.1, so you can now disregard that note.

Categories: FileVault 2, MacTech

FileVault 2 article in MacTech’s July 2011 issue

August 8, 2011 Leave a comment

For those interested in learning more about how FileVault 2 works, I have an article in MacTech‘s July 2011 issue. It’s titled FileVault 2 Decrypted and is a nuts-and-bolts article that covers where we’ve been with FileVault, how FileVault 2 works, and how to encrypt your own Macs with FileVault 2.

If you’re interested in learning more about FileVault 2, I strongly encourage you to pick up a copy.

Categories: FileVault 2, MacTech
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