Topic outline

  • General

    Apple desktop:
    Security and privacy

    This course is for anyone with an Apple desktop computer who wishes to learn more about its security and privacy features.

    We show you where to find these features and how to use them to help keep your computer secure and your personal information safe. You'll learn how to sign in securely, lock your computer when you're not using it, and how to keep your software up-to-date.

    What do I need to start this course?

    To get the most from this course, you will need the following:

    • Your computer, installed with the macOS Catalina operating system. For more information on how to tell if you have Catalina installed, refer to page 6 of our handy printable guide located at the bottom of this page.
    • A little over 15 minutes to watch the video. You can pause the video as often as you like so that you can follow the steps on your computer at the same time.
    • Alternatively, you might like to print and follow the steps in our course guide. You can find the guide at the bottom of this page.

    When you're ready to start, scroll down and click or tap the play button on the video.