Endpoint Detection and Response for the MacOS with Huntress

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SMB Community Podcast
Endpoint Detection and Response for the MacOS with Huntress
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Host Karl Palachuk interviews Wes Hutcherson and Stuart Ashenbrenner from Huntress on the challenges and (and victories) of securing macOS endpoints. 

As you know, MacOS represents a growing percentage of the business device operating system market, outperforming both Linux and ChromeOS. Since this is going to be a growing portion of the endpoints you support, it’s good to know how you’re doing to do that. And with so many “home” and personal devices now being used for company purposes, quick response is important as well.

The panel addresses the challenges of the MacOS users – including their persistent reluctance to believe that their devices need protection at all! There is a false sense of security around MacOS, driven by old-school understandings of Mac security and the realities of well-funded adversaries on the dark web.

MacOS malware now accounts for 6.2% of all endpoint OS malware. Half of all MacOS users have been affected by malware, hacking, or scams. You can expect that to grow as well.


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Wes Hutcherson is the Director of Product Marketing for Huntress where he oversees market intelligence and go-to-market strategies. His multi-faceted technology and cyber security experience spans over a decade with market leaders such as Bishop Fox, eSentire, Hewlett-Packard, and Dell SecureWorks, covering Managed Detection and Response, Governance, Risk, and Compliance, Continuous Threat Exposure Management, Offensive Security, and other topics.

Stuart Ashenbrenner works at Huntress as a Staff macOS Researcher, focusing on macOS security and development. He has spoken at various conferences about macOS security, including Objective by the Sea. He is co-author and core developer on the open source, macOS incident response tool called Aftermath. He has perviously worked as a macOS detections engineer and a software engineer.


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