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Now displaying: July, 2019
Jul 30, 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Jesse Endahl is back on the Mac Admins Podcast to talk about platform security and security goals for macOS, to go along with new blog post and a pair of talks he’s given this summer.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

OUR GUEST:

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

An Enterprise Security Roadmap for macOS

Part One: Jesse Endahl at MacDevOps YVR
Part Two: Jesse Endahl at X World 2019

Fleetsmith Blog on Zoom Security Practice
Apple Documentation: Endpoint Security System Extension

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

MacStadium

Use code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
MacSysAdmin Göteborg, Sweden 1-4 October 2019 11700 SEK
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Los Angeles Mac Admins Broadcom, 15101 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92618 24 July 2019, 5:00 p.m. PT Free
San Diego Mac Admins UC San Diego Health 06 August 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 15 August 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
Houston Apple Admins FlightAware 18 September 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 19 September 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free

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Jul 25, 2019

Episode 130: Zoom’s Bad Day with Jonathan Leitschuh

Episode 130

SYNOPSIS:

A short episode this week while we reshuffle the calendar a bit. Jonathan Leitschuh of Gradle made headlines when he disclosed the webserver that Zoom installed on every Mac where its software had run. He talks to Tom this week about what it was like to discover a bug of this magnitude and work with the Zoom team to resolve the issue.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]

OUR GUEST:

  • Jonathan Leitschuh, Software Engineer, Gradle

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

PRODUCER’S NOTE

This week’s episode was recorded last week, and while we wanted this out while news was still breaking, it was intended not to be a standalone episode. We regret the discombobulation, if you’ve experienced any.

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Zoom’s Zero Day: 4 Million Webcams

Wired: Zoom Will Fix the Flaw That Let Hackers Hijack Webcams

Wired: A Zoom Flaw Gives Hackers Easy Access to Your Webcam

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

Thanks to new sponsor cmdReporter for sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast!

MacStadium

Use code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
MacSysAdmin Göteborg, Sweden 1-4 October 2019 11700 SEK
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Los Angeles Mac Admins Broadcom, 15101 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92618 24 July 2019, 5:00 p.m. PT Free
San Diego Mac Admins UC San Diego Health 06 August 2019, 6:00 p.m. PT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 15 August 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
Houston Apple Admins FlightAware 18 September 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 19 September 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free

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SPONSOR MAC ADMINS PODCAST!

If you’re interested in sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast, please email podcast@macadmins.org for more information.

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Jul 11, 2019

 

SYNOPSIS:

Apple’s Been Busy This Year, and we managed to catch up with Apple’s Jeremy Butcher to talk about WWDC, and everything coming for iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 Catalina.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]

OUR GUEST:

  • Jeremy Butcher, Product Marketing for Enterprise Software, Apple Inc.

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Apple WWDC 2019 Website

Apple: Safely open apps on your Mac, a Gatekeeper Guide
Apple: Your Apps and the Future of macOS Security, a WWDC Video from 2018
Apple: Advances in macOS Security, a WWDC Video from 2019
Apple: All About Notarization, a WWDC Video from 2019

Apple Documentation: System Extensions

Apple Documentation: Device Management

Apple Documentation: EndpointSecurity

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

Thanks to new sponsor cmdReporter for sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast!

MacStadium

Use code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
MacAdmins Conference State College, PA 9-12 July 2019 $649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacSysAdmin Göteborg, Sweden 1-4 October 2019 11700 SEK
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Houston Apple Admins Saint Arnold Beer Garden 17 July 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest Fred Hutch 18 July 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
Los Angeles Mac Admins Broadcom, 15101 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92618 24 July 2019, 5:00 p.m. PT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 15 August 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 19 September 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free

RATE US ON ITUNES!

Rate Us On Apple Podcasts!

SPONSOR MAC ADMINS PODCAST!

If you’re interested in sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast, please email podcast@macadmins.org for more information.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Get the latest about the Mac Admins Podcast, follow us on Twitter! We’re @MacAdmPodcast!

Jul 9, 2019
Episode 128

SYNOPSIS:

Sarah Edwards joins the pod to talk all about APOLLO with Marcus, Charles and Tom, and about all the challenges of forensics and security on the macOS and iOS platforms.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]

OUR GUEST:

  • Sarah Edwards, Mobile Forensic Engineer & Author/Instructor at SANS Institute, [@iamevltwin]

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Apollo
Apollo releaseWired Article: https://www.wired.com/story/cellebrite-ufed-ios-12-iphone-hack-android/
NSKeyedArchiver
Protocol Buffers
Protobuf
Apple’s ‘Find My’ Feature uses some very clever crypto

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

Thanks to new sponsor cmdReporter for sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast!

MacStadium

Use code MACADMINS at checkout, good for 50% off your first month of a Mac mini subscription!

PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
MacAdmins Conference State College, PA 9-12 July 2019 $649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacSysAdmin Göteborg, Sweden 1-4 October 2019 11700 SEK
MacTech Conference Los Angeles, CA 15-18 October 2019 $999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Houston Apple Admins Saint Arnold Beer Garden 17 July 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest Fred Hutch 18 July 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
Los Angeles Mac Admins Broadcom, 15101 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92618 24 July 2019, 5:00 p.m. PT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 15 August 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free
Apple Admins of Seattle and the Great Northwest TBD 19 September 2019, 6.00 p.m. PT Free

RATE US ON ITUNES!

Rate Us On Apple Podcasts!

SPONSOR MAC ADMINS PODCAST!

If you’re interested in sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast, please email podcast@macadmins.org for more information.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Get the latest about the Mac Admins Podcast, follow us on Twitter! We’re @MacAdmPodcast!

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