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Aug 30, 2021

One of the best things you can do to boost productivity and save yourself time is automate tasks. (For example, we love moving workflows into Slack.) In this episode Tom, Marcus, and Charles interview Ella Hansen of IgnitionIT and discuss stringing together workflows using tools like Slack and Google Apps Script to help make real humans more productive. It’s a pretty awesome thing to do.

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Guests:

  • Ella Hansen

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The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Weldon Dodd, Damien Barrett, Justin Holt, Chad Swarthout, William Smith, Stephen Weinstein, Seb Nash, Dan McLaughlin, Joe Sfarra, Nate Cinal, Jon Brown, Dan Barker, Tim Perfitt, Ashley MacKinlay, Tobias Linder Philippe Daoust, AJ Potrebka, Adam Burg, & Hamlin Krewson

Aug 17, 2021

Threat hunting and forensics is possibly one of the most interesting aspects of IT. It’s like we’re starring in our own version of one of those crime shows. But we can wear sweats and pet the cat while we work. No, we still can’t have two people typing on the same keyboard like on TV but thank you for asking. But we do get a glimpse into some pretty cool stuff

Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Principal Product Manager, JumpCloud – @tbridge777
  • Charles Edge, CTO, Bootstrappers.mn – @cedge318
  • Marcus Ransom, Apple Systems Architect, CompNow – @marcusransom

Guests:

  • Erika Noerenberg

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Patreon Sponsors:

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include:

Weldon Dodd, Damien Barrett, Justin Holt, Chad Swarthout, William Smith, Stephen Weinstein, Seb Nash, Dan McLaughlin, Joe Sfarra, Nate Cinal, Jon Brown, Dan Barker, Tim Perfitt, Ashley MacKinlay, Tobias Linder Philippe Daoust, AJ Potrebka, Adam Burg, & Hamlin Krewson

Mac Admins Podcast Community Calendar, Sponsored by Watchman Monitoring

Conferences
Event Name Location Dates Format Cost
Mac Admins Campfire Sessions Online 3, 10, 17, 24 June; 8, 15, 22, 29 July 2021 Synchronous • Thursdays 13:00-15:00 EDT (UTC-4) Free
MacAdminsUA Online 16 September Synchronous Free
Objective by the Sea Maui, Hawaii, USA 28 September – 01 October 2021 In-person • 2 days training, 2 days presentations Free or USD$499 Corporate
MacSysAdmin Online 5–8 October 2021 Asynchronous • New sessions available daily Free (Optional T-shirt purchase)
Jamf Nation User Conference Online 19–21 October 2021 Synchronous • 3 consecutive days Free
MacTech Conference TBA 3rd Quarter 2021 or later TBA TBA
MacAD.UK London, UK March 2022 In-person • 2 consecutive days £495-595
Upcoming Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Future Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
London Apple Admins Pub Online (see #laa-pub in MacAdmins Slack for connection details) Most Thursdays at 5 p.m.-ish (17:00 UTC) Free
#ANZMac Channel Happy Hour Online (see #anzmac in MacAdmins Slack for connection details) Thursdays 5 p.m. AEST Free

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Aug 9, 2021

Most Mac Admins use a device management tool – be it agentless (ie MDM which arguably has a first party agent) or one that uses an agent to provide more capabilities than the MDM protocol does on its own. Recently, we’ve seen a number of attacks that target systems used to keep computers updated and matching security requirements. Today’s episode explores a recent article in Wired about the potential behind supply chain attacks on the Jamf platform – with about the best people you could be having talk about it, people from Jamf!

Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Principal Product Manager, JumpCloud – @tbridge777
  • Charles Edge, CTO, Bootstrappers.mn – @cedge318
  • Marcus Ransom, Apple Systems Architect, CompNow – @marcusransom

Guests:

  • Matthias Wollnik (Product Marketing Manager, Security)
  • Catherine (Katie) McKay, Consulting Engineer for Security
  • Jaron Bradley, Detections Lead

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The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include:

Weldon Dodd, Damien Barrett, Justin Holt, Chad Swarthout, William Smith, Stephen Weinstein, Seb Nash, Dan McLaughlin, Joe Sfarra, Nate Cinal, Jon Brown, Dan Barker, Tim Perfitt, Ashley MacKinlay, Tobias Linder Philippe Daoust, AJ Potrebka, Adam Burg, & Hamlin Krewson

Mac Admins Podcast Community Calendar, Sponsored by Watchman Monitoring

Conferences
Event Name Location Dates Format Cost
Mac Admins Campfire Sessions Online 3, 10, 17, 24 June; 8, 15, 22, 29 July 2021 Synchronous • Thursdays 13:00-15:00 EDT (UTC-4) Free
MacAdminsUA Online 16 September Synchronous Free
Objective by the Sea Maui, Hawaii, USA 28 September – 01 October 2021 In-person • 2 days training, 2 days presentations Free or USD$499 Corporate
MacSysAdmin Online 5–8 October 2021 Asynchronous • New sessions available daily Free (Optional T-shirt purchase)
Jamf Nation User Conference Online 19–21 October 2021 Synchronous • 3 consecutive days Free
MacTech Conference TBA 3rd Quarter 2021 or later TBA TBA
MacAD.UK London, UK March 2022 In-person • 2 consecutive days £495-595
Upcoming Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Future Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
London Apple Admins Pub Online (see #laa-pub in MacAdmins Slack for connection details) Most Thursdays at 5 p.m.-ish (17:00 UTC) Free
#ANZMac Channel Happy Hour Online (see #anzmac in MacAdmins Slack for connection details) Thursdays 5 p.m. AEST Free

Sponsor the 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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Aug 2, 2021

Sometimes compliance seems like a bunch of checkboxes. And it can be. But in today’s episode we’re going to spend some time looking at what all those checkboxes mean, where they came from, and how we as admins might be impacted when our organization starts the process of acting like a grown up. Our guest is Shrav Mehta of Secureframe, who unpacks what all this means to us.

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Guests:

  • Shrav Mehta, Secureframe

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Sponsors:

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

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

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Weldon Dodd, Damien Barrett, Justin Holt, Chad Swarthout, William Smith, Stephen Weinstein, Seb Nash, Dan McLaughlin, Joe Sfarra, Nate Cinal, Jon Brown, Dan Barker, Tim Perfitt, Ashley MacKinlay, Tobias Linder Philippe Daoust, AJ Potrebka, Adam Burg, & Hamlin Krewson

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