Ask Jack: If I Purchase Macs, Do I Really Lower My Cyber Exposure?

By Jack McCalmon, The McCalmon Group, Inc.

We need to buy some new equipment. If I buy Macs, will I lower my risk?


Cybercriminals write malware for the operating systems most people use and that is Windows. That does not mean malware does not exist for a Mac, but PC Windows is targeted more.

And, using a Mac does not make you immune to risk. Recently, a report was published that certain apps on the Mac App Store were distributing malware.

My takeaway is that OS lowers your risk, but, in no way would I let my guard down. Always be cautious, Macs or not. 

Jack McCalmon, Leslie Zieren, and Emily Brodzinski are attorneys with more than 50 years combined experience assisting employers in lowering their risk, including answering questions, like the one above, through the McCalmon Group's Best Practices Help Line. The Best Practice Help Line is a service of The McCalmon Group, Inc. Your organization may have access to The Best Practice Help Line or a similar service from another provider at no cost to you or at a discount. For questions about The Best Practice Help Line or what similar services are available to you via this Platform, call 888.712.7667.

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