November 2019 – MacAdmins Meeting

November 2019 – MacAdmins Meeting

November 20th, 2019 – University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting


mac_mgrs_crowd
The 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 month’s meeting will be held on Wed, November 20th, 2019, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting. If you have suggestions on presentations, questions or comments, please use the Contact Us option.

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


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


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

A Technical Update on APNS & MDM for MacAdmins – By Brad Chapman


Apple Push Notification service (APNs) is the centerpiece of the remote notifications feature. It is a robust, secure, and highly efficient service for app developers to propagate information to iOS (and, indirectly, watchOS), tvOS, and macOS devices.Building on previous presentations about APNS, this session is for enterprises with tight security requirements who need detailed information about how Apple devices communicate with Apple. More than just configuration profiles, this affects device activation, automated enrollment (formerly DEP), and other critical management actions. Apple has significantly raised the security posture of macOS and Mac hardware, making MDM essential for organizations of all sizes. Now, more than ever, it’s absolutely vital that institutions open the channels and understand clearly what’s at stake if they don’t.


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

SAINTCON 2019 – By James Reynolds, University of Utah, Biology


SAINTCON is an annual technology security conference presented by the Utah chapter of the Security Advisory and Incident Network Team (“UtahSAINT”). This conference has been held for 14 years throughout the State of Utah. SAINTCON is focused on providing great technology security instruction and training. Topics and activities at SAINTCON provide all levels of security training from fundamentals to advanced techniques.

The theme for SAINTCON 2019 is the Enigma. James will give a little history of the enigma and why it was so important and how it applies to us today. Then James will discuss security trends in 2019, some highlights from the university’s security policy, 4-004, and the industry best practices.

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

Open Discussion


Questions, comments, problems and fixes.

Directions


The meeting will be held 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.
1120

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.
No Comments

Leave a Reply