MDM & Laptop Security Question

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by SFJon, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. SFJon macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2008
    Hi, I'm casually overseeing a fleet of about 16 laptops for a small business. We've recently suffered 2 thefts (laptops stolen out of locked cars) so I'm using this an excuse to finally set up some global policies via Profile Manager on our server. I'm starting with just the simple stuff (minimum password length, maximum login tries before wiping data, auto-lock times, etc). One question that popped up is what happens in that situation if someone steals a laptop - can the put it into target disk mode? Is the only way to prevent putting a stolen laptop into target disk mode to use FileValut?
  2. yey365 macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2004
  3. 960design macrumors 68030

    Apr 17, 2012
    Destin, FL
    MDM profile locked, icloud activated and something like may help.
  4. jahala macrumors regular


    Feb 7, 2008
    My laptop uses file vault in Mavericks, which requires a password for the machine to boot or be started in target disk mode. Even if you remove physically remove the drive, its contents are still encrypted, but the drive could be wiped and reused.

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