Mac Admins Podcast

Mac Admins Podcast

A rotating panel of Mac admins and consultants are joined by members of the Mac admin community to discuss the latest news, issues, and challenges of managing Apple devices. New episodes weekly. Join the community at macadmins.org.

Episodes

May 21, 2024 84 mins

This week Tom, Marcus, James, and Emily round up for what they assume is part one of their Apple World Wide Developer Conference predictions for 2024. This conversation was made possible by our sponsors Kandji and Kolide.

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New tech comes and goes faster than ever. In today’s episode we’ll look at evaluating when it’s time to come to users with plans and/or products to help them either embrace or hold off on it, with Andrew Robinson.

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Justin Esgar returns to the pod to tell us all about the upcoming ACES Conference in Salt Lake City!

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April 29, 2024 75 mins

Remember the ‘90s when Micrososft was the big bad wolf with their anti-competitive methods of pushing Internet Explorer at the expense of Netscape and other non-microsoft browsers? Now the eye of Sauron has turned on Apple and today we are going to discuss the current landscape of phones, app stores, and everything else that it seems all the tech pundits (does this make us pundits?) have an opinion o...

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April 15, 2024 89 mins

Tim Perfitt is back to talk about animal husbandry and the best new features that are in XCreds 4.0!

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Most of us will have seen or heard about Fletcher Previn’s presentation at JNUC 2023 around the employee choice program at Cisco, and how the numbers stack up for offering the mac. This presentation, and Fletcher’s previous presentations for IBM were described from the perspective of the executives and decision makers, and you our dear listeners will be all too aware that implementing a successful pr...

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In this episode we meet Kim Trojanowski and hear a little about her experience with SupportApp and finding and working with new tools.

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Being a solo admin is great! So is going to a larger team, where the whole is much greater than the sum of its parts. We interview Jordan Burnette about such a transition in today’s episode.

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March 18, 2024 91 mins

The team from Workbrew joins us this week to discuss the challenges MacAdmins face with Homebrew at their companies. We discuss ways to cut down on IT busywork while also getting ahead with your engineering and security teams with an uncompromising approach to engineering productivity and security posture. Along the way we’ll touch upon maintaining the Homebrew Open Source Project and their approach ...

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When polled, one of the most requested guests was one we’ve had on before, Arek Dreyer. So rather than tell Arek, what we wanted to talk about, we thought we’d hit him up for what he wanted to talk about!

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    February 27, 2024 84 mins

    Keychain is one of the best password managers on the market - especially for the money. In this episode, we chat with Cody Thomas about his research into Keychain security, where he was able to find some successes in red teaming, and where his attempts were thwarted!

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    February 19, 2024 56 mins

    MacAD returns to Brighton in May of 2024! We’re excited to welcome members of the organizing committee, Maxine & Liam join the podcast to talk about this year’s conference, what attendees can expect, and why you should be booking your trip.

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    February 14, 2024 54 mins

    Admins face challenges with their own vaults of secrets. How do we secure/share secrets like passwords, but also those that aren’t, like SSH keys, certs, or passkeys? And what about mass deployments and IdP integrations?

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    February 5, 2024 57 mins

    Bravas is a new offering based out of the EU, focused on the small business market. Identity and Device Management together, they’re trying something new for the SMB market.

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    The world is a collection of not-yet-interconnected endpoints. Today, we’re going to talk to Shyam Bhojwani, Director, Business Technology & Cybersecurity on one of the ways to connect those endpoints!

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    New tech comes and goes faster than ever. In today’s episode we’ll look at evaluating when it’s time to come to users with plans and/or products to help them either embrace or hold off on it, with Andrew Robinson.

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    January 15, 2024 69 mins

    Aftermath is a Swift-based, open-source incident response framework. We’re here with the main contributors to the project to talk about incident response, security life on macOS in late 2023, and using good tools to help make security better.

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    January 8, 2024 93 mins
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    December 30, 2023 117 mins

    A review of the year that was! 2023 was monumental in so many ways – a huge WWDC, great new hardware, a ton of new management concepts – and 2024 is full of promise. Tom, Charles, Marcus, and Emily take us through the highlights, and have a few predictions for what 2024 will bring.

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    December 18, 2023 69 mins

    Dan Snelson has been in the Apple admin community for a long time and builds lots of great tools to help others. Join us this week to celebrate and learn more about his contributions!

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