Apple tech is the sexiest, and the smoothest. Because Apple controls the hardware, the OS and tightly controls the software that is allowed on it’s platform, the security and performance of Apple tech is legendary. Did you know that twenty years ago Apple’s tech was so narrowly deployed in the world that in 1997 Apple almost went out of business. Back then, people who used Apple tech truly did things differently, and when Apple came out with the “Think Different” ad campaign, they weren’t making the grammatical error people thought, no Apple wanted people to think “Different” when they thought about Apple. They needed that to happen so people would expect and eventually embrace the plans to reduce the cost and increase the deployment numbers of their computers. One thing that holds on from those days is a long since changed idea that Apple’s tech was somehow impervious to viral infection, malware, or hacking. There were rumors of the US Navy putting macOS on submarines after windows blue screen of death showed its ugly head on control systems while the subs were deployed. It was ugly on the Windows side back then and Apple was very happy to encourage the comparison.

The problem is, most of that security came from the fact that hackers and the people writing viruses were going after efficiencies with their code, so of course they attacked the largest distributed software base, Windows. Apple just didn’t have enough computers in the world to offer a rich enough hunting ground for someone writing a complicated virus. So, there were truly almost no problems with viruses on macOS for over a decade, except for some Microsoft Word macro viruses that weren’t actually targeted at macOS, but instead at a Microsoft product that happened to offer its macro execution on the Mac version of their programs.

If you use a lot of Apple equipment in what should be a highly secure setting, but you don’t actually KNOW if your systems are being protected, I have stinging news for you. You are a sitting duck waiting to be attacked with no defenses.

Apple does an amazing job with securing their client operating system, each year they release more stringent controls, but at the same time Apple has become one of the largest and most successful companies in the history of the world. Apple makes for a big shiny prize that reputation-obsessed hackers would love to embarrass. You see phishing campaigns every day that look exactly like iCloud security notifications, but are actually hackers, frequently I find malware, ad trackers, and other unwelcome software on new clients systems during my initial intake of the client for services. The problem is bad, but it’s worse than you’d think.

Security researchers have published in the last two years that if you are only running one anti-virus package on your macOS system, that one package is likely missing between 10 and 20 percent of the security exploits that are actually present on your system. Having two packages may not be enough either because your employees can be socially engineered (conned) into revealing security details of your computers, network and company. Helping your employees to counter act this kind of social engineering is all about training.

Creative Technology Management's Apple technology support can protect you from all that, but we can do SO much more. Here are a few more excellent benefits:

  • An expert knowledge-base – Company President Sean Colins literally wrote the book on how to be an IT Admin on macOS. With courses covering Apple operating systems, client software and all of the networking, deployment, maintenance and productivity software you would want to understand to run an effective Apple tech based company, Sean has literally probably taught the people you are currently working with what they know about Apple technology, but he didn’t teach everything, so why wouldn’t you go to the source?
  • Deep contacts – the experts at Creative Technology Management are not only talented artists who crossed over into the technology world, we’re also deeply connected with the people inside of companies like Apple, Western Digital, Adobe, Epson, Xerox, and more. In fact many of them either are now or have been our customers in the past.
  • A highly focused niche delivers stronger expertise – We focus on Apple technology so we don’t have to fill our brains with how to support a Windows desktop. If you need Windows support, we have a partner company that is tightly integrated with our management systems and we can totally cover that, but we are experts in Apple’s tech. macOS, iOS, WatchOS, tvOS, all of the Apple services even as current and non-technical as Apple Fitness+. We know how it all works, how it is supposed to work and how to get you and your tech setup architected correctly (the Apple way).

So if you need quality Apple support services in Los Angeles, contact Creative Technology Management today to find out more.