We all know that Macs are relatively more secure than Windows computers by default, however, that doesn’t mean we should take it for granted. It’s still important to care about your security and to make sure that you’re protected. Fortunately, Mac OS has several built-in security features you can easily set-up, and in this guide we’ll cover how to set up the most important ones.
Encrypt your startup disk with FileVault
FileVault 2 is a built-in full disk encryption tool in Mac devices. You can find it in Security and Privacy panel in System Preferences. By turning it on, FileVault 2 encrypts the entire Mac system drive utilizing a strong XTS-AES 128 encryption form. For decryption you’ll need your account password or a recovery key.