Mac security preference pane permits you to control the security level of user’s account on the Mac book. In mac security configuration pan one can also arrange the mac’s firewall. It normally depends on the user that how much tight or lose security is needed by the user.
If you want to secure your home folder by encrypting its content. So go to on option file vault. You have to make certain changes there.
Comparatively general option is for controlling passwords and whether passwords are required for particular actions or not.
Sections of Mac Security Preference Pane
The Mac security preference pane is divided into three sections
General: This option is for controlling password requirement and controls the automatically log out user account after a specified interval of time, the time is set by the user after which the account is automatically logout, along with for what purpose or activities the password is required for the user.
File vault: File vault controls your home folder by encrypting its content. It function is that it automatically encrypts and decrypts your file while you are using them.
Fire wall: it allows you to organize fire wall setting as well as allows you to enable or disable the built-in mac fire wall.
So now after you got plenty of information let start organizing the mac security setting.
Using General Security Setting
As you know mac security setting pan is divided into three sections. Click on the < General Option, now we will tell how to make changes in your security.
And you will soon know its importance as well, because we all are living in the World Information and communication technology (ICT), and there are many threat from hackers and others who can stole information. So in order to save your information security is very necessary.
First of all, you must have to authenticate your Mac Identity then click the icon at the left down corner of the mac security preference pane. Now enter username and password and click OK.
The locked icon will be changed into Unlocked Icon. Then you are absolutely ready for making changes In it.
Required password: You have to give the password which is according to your taste in order to exit sleep or an active screen saver. You have to place a check mark here.
This will help to protect your current information when you are not using your computer such a way that screen saver will automatically turned on for again opening the computer and require to give the password.
If you click the option a drop down menu will appear. You have to give time interval first before setting the password. The time period must not be long but a decent time interval is between 10 sec to 1 min.