Jan 2018 – MacAdmins Meeting

Jan 2018 – MacAdmins Meeting

Jan 17th 2018 – University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting

mac_mgrs_crowdThe University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This months meeting will be held on Wed, Jan 17th 2018, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting.

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What’s New  – By Todd McDaniel, Marriott Library, University of Utah

This presentation will cover new information pertaining to Apple administration including operating system & application updates, security, hardware support & how-to’s and other notables.


  • Video – To view archived presentation video, click here.
  • Slides – To view the presentation slides, click here.


Operating Systems Analytics & Tools – Mike Arpaia, Co-Founder & CTO, Kolide

osquery is an operating system instrumentation framework for OS X/macOS, Windows, and Linux. The tools make low-level operating system analytics and monitoring both performant and intuitive. Whether your goal is intrusion detection, infrastructure reliability, or compliance, osquery gives you the ability to empower and inform a broad set of grouping within your organization. Its build infrastructure ensures that newly introduced code is benchmarked and tested. They perform continuous testing for memory leaks, thread safety, and binary reproducibility on all supported platforms.

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Kolide Fleet is powered by osquery. Kolide Fleet is a state of the art host monitoring platform built on top of osquery agent. Query individual targets, groups or your entire fleet. Drill into results, filter and export for further analysis. Query processes, files, packages, user access and more… It coalesces important host data in one place for effortless retrieval and transformation. It integrates with existing logging and analytics pipelines including SumoLogic, Splunk, and Logstash. Also, it is infrastructure provider agnostic and works across cloud vendors, on premises servers and workstations.

This presentation will cover a general general topics like osquery, kolide fleet, operating system analytics and other topics.

Mike Arpaia is the CTO and Co-Founder of Kolide, an infrastructure instrumentation and analytics company. Mike is the original creator of osquery, which he created, open-sourced, and widely deployed while working at Facebook. While at Facebook, Mike then went on to lead the company’s intrusion detection efforts, where he was responsible for all infrastructure and network instrumentation. Before his time at Facebook, Mike worked at Etsy, on a custom host intrusion detection product, which he deployed and managed across Etsy’s corporate infrastructure. Mike likes to spend time working on open source technologies in the operating system instrumentation and analytics domain, which continues to be a passion area for him.

  • Video – To view archived presentation video, click here.
  • Slides – To view the presentation slides, click here.


Open Source MDM State of the Union 2018 – Jesse Peterson, Facebook

The Device Enrollment Program (DEP) is part of the Apple Deployment Programs (ADP), which help businesses and educational institutions easily deploy and configure iOS and OS X/macOS devices.

Mobile device management (MDM) is an industry term for the management of mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablet computers, laptops and desktop computers. MDM is usually implemented with the use of a third party product that has management features for particular vendors of systems.

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MDM is coming up on 8 years old and DEP almost 4. Open Source MDM solutions have only existed for some of that time, but maturing quickly. Let’s take a brief look at the history of Open Source MDM, the state of affairs now, and where we’re going. We might even get our hands a little dirty.

Jesse Peterson has managed Macs for many years as a consultant and recently now helps manage the dynamic fleet of machines at Facebook as a Client Platform Engineer. An avid supporter and developer of Open Source software he’s contributed to many Apple Admin community projects and authored a few himself.

  • Video – To view archived presentation video, click here.
  • Slides – To view the presentation slides, click here.

Open Discussion

Questions, comments, problems and fixes.


Note, due to scheduling conflicts with our usual meeting location, we will be meeting at the Marriott Library room 1705A located inside the Faculty Center located north of Mom’s Cafe.

For directions to the University of Utah monthly Mac Managers Meetings see the following web page.


Archive & Live Presentation(s)

  • A live broadcast of the presentations will be available from this web page.
  • Archives of the presentations will be available from this web page.
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