Information Technology Support
Page tree

Versions Compared


  • This line was added.
  • This line was removed.
  • Formatting was changed.


  • Mac computers build on the unique capabilities of Apple hardware and have a system security is designed to maximize the security of the operating systems on Apple devices without compromising usability. System security encompasses the boot-up process, software updates, and the ongoing operation of the OS.
  • Technologies like XD (execute disable), ASLR (address space layout randomization), and SIP (system integrity protection) make it difficult for malware to do harm, and they ensure that processes with root permission cannot change critical system files.
  • As long as your Mac is up to date with the latest operating system, as of March 2020 this is macOS Catalina 10.15June 2021 that is Version 11.0 Big Sur, then your Mac has protection from viruses that can do harm.
  • As a supplemental precaution, we recommend downloading an AdWare/Spyware remover program called MalwareBytes. Any computer that can connect to the internet can get malware but most times it is quickly and easily removed by running an industry standard program like MalwareBytes.