Episode 62: Sailing on the SolarWinds with Brian (Gruntwork) Best

Synopsis:

Brian Best from Solarwinds MSP comes on the pod to talk about what it’s like to sell a product, change companies twice, and keep the development mindset going.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Professional Services, Jamf Software [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Professional Services Manager, Education Advantage [@marcusransom]

Guest:

  • Brian Best, Founder/Chairman, BestMacs & Apple Strategist, SolarWinds MSP

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Links & Notes

Solarwinds RMM for Mac

Tom’s twitter rant

BlueSky on Github

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Conference Sites


Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 2018

Early bird for JNUC 2018

Meetups

Mac Admin Monthly, December 12th 4:30pm at Google in New York

Atlanta Apple Admins, December 21st 6:00pm at Brass Tap in Atlanta

MacDMV, December 28th at 4pm at Moreland’s Tavern

Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

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Episode 61: Combinatoric with Mike Arpaia

Synopsis:

Mike Arpaia, CTO of Kolide, joins the pod to talk about osquery, and what it’s like to start a new company about endpoint analytics.

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osquery

osquery on Facebook

Security@scale: Osquery

Kolide Fleet
Kolide Launcher

KubeCon

Mike Arpaia: Embracing Open Source Security

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Conference Sites


Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 2018

Early bird for JNUC 2018

Meetups

Northeast Regional Apple Admins will meet on December 7th at the East Providence Public Library from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

Mac Admin Monthly, December 12th 4:30pm at Google in New York

Atlanta Apple Admins, December 21st 6:00pm at Brass Tap in Atlanta

Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

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Mac Admins Flashcast Special: The #iamroot Situation

Synopsis:

Mike Lynn of Facebook and Rich Trouton join the pod’s very first Flashcast to talk about the #iamroot situation, a serious privilege escalation in Mac 10.13.0 – 10.13.2 beta 5 that allows password-free access to the root account. Solutions are discussed, as well as mitigation strategies for situations like this in the future.

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Links & Notes

The Tweet That Started It All

Blocking logins to the root account on macOS High Sierra

Developer Forums Post from 13 November 2017 Describing This Behavior

Pycreateuserpkg from Greg Neagle

Apple KBase, updated 28 November 2017: How to enable the root user on your Mac or change your root password

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Episode 60: KRACK Squad with Heather Williams

Synopsis:

Heather Williams of Ruckus Wireless’ Global Field Enablement Team joins the pod to talk about Wi-Fi security in the wake of the KRACK attack.

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Links & Notes

Keep Calm and Wi-Fi On: A Common Sense Approach to an Uncommon Problem

Explaining KRACK: A Critical Attack Affecting A Wi-Fi Security Protocol

2017 Wi-Fi Trek: Session 8 – Heather Williams (Taking Blackhat Wireless)

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Conference Sites


Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 2018

Early bird for JNUC 2018

Meetups

Northeast Regional Apple Admins will meet on December 7th at the East Providence Public Library from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

Mac Admin Monthly, December 12th 4:30pm at Google in New York

Atlanta Apple Admins, December 21st 6:00pm at Brass Tap in Atlanta

Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

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Episode 59: Personalizing the Install Process with François Levaux-Tiffreau

Synopsis:

François Levaux-Tiffreau joins the Pod to talk about SplashBuddy, being an open source contributor, and what it’s like consulting at the Enterprise level.

Your Hosts:

  • Pepijn Bruienne, R&D Engineer at Duo Security [@bruienne], Proprietor of EnterpriseMac.Bruienne.com
  • Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Charles Edge
  • Dr. Emily Kausalik, Systems Engineer, The Home Depot [@emilyooo]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Professional Services, Jamf Software [@cedge318]

Guest:

  • François Levaux-Tiffreau, Senior Apple Consultant at Amaris [@ftiff]

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Links & Notes

SplashBuddy
Culture First Onboarding
Jamf And…
Travis CI, Customizing the Build

THE BEST INFOSEC COMPANY IN THE WORLD (so they say) have supposedly broken Face ID

Putting iPhone X to the Twin Test

No, Apple doesn’t give away your Face ID data to 3rd party apps

MDM and the Kextpocalypse
Kextpocalypse 2: The Remediation
User Approved MDM, SimpleMDM

iOS 11.1.1 fixes autocorrect issue, much fun was poked at Apple

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Conference Sites


Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 8-9, 2018

Meetups

Macbrained YVR on November 23rd at Hootsuite

Franken Macadmins meetup on November 22nd at 6:30pm at Grüner Brauhaus Fürth at Theresienstrasse Ein, in Fürth, Germany. For more information, visit #franken-macadmins on the Mac Admins Slack.

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Episode 58: It’s Raining Shoes

Synopsis:

The hosts get together to talk news & notes, including User-Accepted Mobile Device Managers, and more.

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New UAKEL in 10.13.2 betas: Radar 1 Radar 2

Currently would prevent those devices added by, say, a QuickAdd in Jamf Pro, from being opted into SKEL environments. Has to be either a DEP device enrollment, or a user-permitted onboarding NOT via package, but by accepted Profile.
If you use both Jamf Pro QuickAdd AND Kernel Extensions, there is a bug to dupe because you may be affected.

Also new UAMDM

DEP will imply user acceptance
Any other method of enrolling a Mac will prompt end user for approval

Apple to allow Apple IDs with third part email addresses to migrate to icloud, .mac, .me

AppleTV 4K beta change for resolution independence

End of Adobe + Dolby Licensing changes availability of some CC products

APFS Snapshots done at Software Updates

APFS snapshots can be restored in normal macOS 10.13 environment. Time Machine System Restore app is on the recovery partition.

HomeKit support for IKEA smart lighting

Open Tradfri on Github

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Conference Sites


MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA on November 15-17 2017
Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 8-9, 2018

Meetups

Jamf User Group New York City will meet on Tuesday 11/14 at 4:30pm

Utah Mac Admins will meet Wednesday 11/15 at 11am at the Marriott Library at the University of Utah.

Atlanta Apple Admins on Thursday 11/16 at 6pm at SalesLoft

Macbrained YVR on November 22nd at Hootsuite

Franken Macadmins meetup on November 22nd at 6:30pm at Grüner Brauhaus Fürth at Theresienstrasse Ein, in Fürth, Germany. For more information, visit #franken-macadmins on the Mac Admins Slack.

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Episode 57: Eric Williams, Mac@IBM, Live at JNUC

Synopsis:

Eric Williams, Engineering & Infrstructure Manager for the Mac@IBM team, joins our hosts live on the stage at the Jamf Nation User Conference. Taped in front of a live audience on October 24th.

Your Hosts:

  • Pepijn Bruienne, R&D Engineer at Duo Security [@bruienne], Proprietor of EnterpriseMac.Bruienne.com
  • Charles Edge, Director of Professional Services, Jamf Software [@cedge318]
  • Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Dr. Emily Kausalik, Systems Engineer, The Home Depot [@emilyooo]
  • James Smith, IT Administrator at Culture Amp [@smithjw]

Guests

  • Eric Williams, Mac@IBM Engineering & Infrastructure Manager

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This episode is brought to you by NoMAD, Duo Security and Technolutionary

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Links & Notes

Mac@IBM Highlights from JNUC 2015

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MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA on November 15-17 2017
Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 8-9, 2018

Meetups

MacDMV will meet on Saturday, 10/28 at 12pm at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Northeast Regional Mac Admins will meet on Tuesday, 10/30 at 5:30pm at the Wild Colonial Tavern in Providence, RI.

Denver Mac Admins will meet on Thursday 11/9 at 7pm at Rewind Technology

Dallas Area Mac Admins will meet on Thursday, 11/9 at 6:30pm at Bottle Rocket Studios

Jamf User Group New York City will meet on Tuesday 11/14 at 4:30pm

Utah Mac Admins will meet Wednesday 11/15 at 11am at the Marriott Library at the University of Utah.

Atlanta Apple Admins on Thursday 11/16 at 6pm at SalesLoft

Macbrained YVR on November 22nd at Hootsuite.

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Episode 56: Printer Operating Systems with Dean Hager

Synopsis:

CEO of Jamf Dean Hager joins the team to discuss what it’s like to write printer operating systems, oh, and also what it’s like to run one of the largest makers of Mac Management Software.

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After Party at Brit’s Pub!

After the October 24th live recording at JNUC, we’ll be hosting an After Party at Brit’s Pub, sponsored by Duo Security, Technolutionary and NoMAD! Come out and join us at Brit’s afterward for a beverage and some light refreshments.

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Links & Notes

Marco Arment on USB-C

BBEdit 12 Announced

iOS 11.0.3

iOS 11.1 beta 2, with new emoji

Mr. Robot Season 3

Jenkins security advisory

If you see authentication server errors when turning FileVault on in macOS High Sierra

startosinstall –installpackage option does not properly handle multiple packages

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JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26, 2017
MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA on November 15-17 2017
Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 8-9, 2018

Meet-ups

MacDMV will meet on Saturday, 10/28 at 12pm

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Episode 55: Green Tea with Datajar

Synopsis

James Ridsdale and Ben Toms (The Mac Mule) of datajar ltd join us to discuss what it’s like combining open source software with commercial products, scaling a consultancy at enterprise levels, and how to cope with buzzword bingo.

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Guests

  • Ben Toms, Technical Director, datajar ltd [@macmuleblog
  • James Ridsdale, Managing Director, datajar ltd

After Party at Brit’s Pub!

After the October 24th live recording at JNUC, we’ll be hosting an After Party at Brit’s Pub, sponsored by Duo Security, Technolutionary and NoMAD! Come out and join us at Brit’s afterward for a beverage and some light refreshments.

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Links & Notes

jamJAR

Patch and Munki, a Comparison from MacADUK 2017

Apple releases High Sierra Supplemental Update to patch APFS encrypted drive password and Keychain exploit

Apple Stops signing 10.3.3

Issues creating new users with the CLI with FV unlock

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Call for Presenters

Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018

Conference Sites


Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 2017
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26, 2017
MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA on November 15-17 2017
Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 8-9, 2018

Meet-ups

Mac Admin Monthly will meet on 10/10 at Google in New York and by Google Hangout.

Denver Mac Admins will meet on 10/12 at Rewind Technology in Centennial.

Utah Mac Admins will meet on Wednesday, 10/14 at 11am MST

MacDMV will meet on Saturday, 10/28 at 12pm

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Episode 54: The State of Higher Ed with Chris Miller

Synopsis

Chris Miller of Eanes ISD in Texas joins the team to talk about the current state of education technology, the role of the Mac and iOS, and how everything comes together. Later, we talk with Pepijn Bruienne of Duo Security about his latest paper on EFI firmware.

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Guests

  • Chris Miller, Asst Director for Tech Services, Eanes ISD [@edtechchris]

After Party at Brit’s Pub!

After the October 24th live recording at JNUC, we’ll be hosting an After Party at Brit’s Pub, sponsored by Duo Security, Technolutionary and NoMAD! Come out and join us at Brit’s afterward for a beverage and some light refreshments.

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Links & Notes

The Apple of your EFI – Mac Firmware Security Research

Password does not sync to FileVault after unlock and change with Recovery Key.

A Tweet Thread On The Topic of FileVault in High Sierra

You Don’t Have To Convert SSD Volumes to APFS

Google Restor

Is DEP Down Or Just Me?

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Call for Presenters

Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018

Conference Sites


Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 2017
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26, 2017
MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA on November 15-17 2017

Meet-ups

Mac Admin Monthly will meet on 10/10 at Google in New York and by Google Hangout.

Denver Mac Admins will meet on 10/12 at Rewind Technology in Centennial.

Utah Mac Admins will meet on Wednesday, 10/14 at 11am MST

MacDMV will meet on Saturday, 10/28 at 12pm

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