Apple Resources - Security Settings

Apple Platform Security (May 2022)

  Introduction to Apple platform security

  Apple designs security into the core of its platforms.
  Building on the experience of creating the world’s most
  advanced mobile operating system, Apple has created security
  architectures that address the unique requirements of
  mobile, watch, desktop, and home.

  Every Apple device combines hardware, software, and services
  designed to work together for maximum security and a
  transparent user experience in service of the ultimate goal
  of keeping personal information safe. For example,
  Apple-designed silicon and security hardware powers critical
  security features. And software protections work to keep the
  operating system and third-party apps protected. Finally,
  services provide a mechanism for secure and timely software
  updates, power a protected app ecosystem, and facilitate
  secure communications and payments. As a result, Apple
  devices protect not only the device and its data but the
  entire ecosystem, including everything users do locally, on
  networks, and with key internet services.

  Just as we design our products to be simple, intuitive, and
  capable, we design them to be secure. Key security features,
  such as hardware-based device encryption, can't be disabled
  by mistake. Other features, such as Face ID and Touch ID,
  enhance the user experience by making it simpler and more
  intuitive to secure the device. And because many of these
  features are enabled by default, users or IT departments
  don't need to perform extensive configurations.

  This documentation provides details about how security
  technology and features are implemented within Apple
  platforms. It also helps organizations combine Apple
  platform security technology and features with their own
  policies and procedures to meet their specific security

macOS Security Compliance Project   

  The macOS Security Compliance Project (mSCP) is an open
  source effort to provide a programmatic approach to
  generating security guidance. This is a joint project of
  federal operational IT Security staff from the National
  Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National
  Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Defense
  Information Systems Agency (DISA), and Los Alamos National
  Laboratory (LANL).

Personal Safety User Guide   

  Apple makes it easy to connect with the people closest to
  you, while helping you stay aware of what you're sharing and
  with whom. If you gave someone access to your personal
  information and no longer want to-or if you're concerned
  someone who had access to your device or accounts made
  changes without your permission-this guide offer strategies
  and solutions to help you regain control.

Change Finder Settings (Connected Servers, File Name Extensions)

Change Safari Settings on Mac (Enhance Security)

System Settings (Enhance Security)