MacAdmins Conference Sessions

We are happy to announce our 2018 MacAdmins Conference Session schedule!

The full conference schedule is available on http://psumac2018.sched.com/. From there you can create a free account which will allow you to make your own custom conference schedule and download the schedule as a web app to your mobile device.

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One-Click Fleet Security with Fleetsmith

Speakers: Zack Blum & Frank Yang & John Richards & Gretchen K

Level: Fundamental, Lecture

Excerpt: When considering a device management solution, security and privacy can no longer be an afterthought, or something that is “sprinkled on top” of an existing company or product.

In this session, Zack Blum, CEO and co-founder at Fleetsmith, and Frank Yang, Product Manager at Fleetsmith, will explain how Mac admins can become security heroes, why not proactively securing your fleet is a bad idea, how attackers think about compromising your organization through your employees’ endpoints, and examples of best practices including:

  • Secure zero-touch deployment
  • Instant fleet-wide macOS upgrades
  • Automatic FileVault with key escrow
  • Secure Google Chrome configuration
  • Binary blacklisting via Google Santa
  • Fast client-side deployment of fleet-wide log aggregation with Filebeat (ELK stack)
  • Advanced configuration management with Puppet and Chef
  • Managing custom scripts
  • and more!

They’ll also touch on how to evaluate a device management vendor’s product and corporate security, which are often overlooked but critical to understand.

About the speakers

 

Frank Yang – Product Manager – Fleetsmith


Zack Blum (Twitter: @fleetsmithhq) – CEO – Fleetsmith

Zack is the co-founder and CEO of Fleetsmith. Prior to Fleetsmith, he was the Director of IT at Wikia. Zack holds a degree from the University of California, Davis in Art History and Political Science. After graduating, Zack earned a Chinese Government Scholarship to study Mandarin at the Beijing Language and Culture University.

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Apple Business Manager

Speakers: Apple Inc

Level: Fundamental, Lecture

Excerpt: Apple Business Manager is a simple, web-based portal for IT administrators to deploy iOS, macOS, and tvOS devices all from one place. You can configure device settings, create accounts for all your managers, and buy and distribute apps and books. Join Apple to hear about Apple Business Manager features and capabilities, along with strategies for using it in your business environment.

Description: Apple Business Manager is a simple, web-based portal for IT administrators to deploy iOS, macOS, and tvOS devices all from one place. You can configure device settings, create accounts for all your managers, and buy and distribute apps and books. Join Apple to hear about Apple Business Manager features and capabilities, along with strategies for using it in your business environment.

(This session will not be recorded.)


About the speaker

Apple Inc – Apple Education – Apple Inc.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it

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Deploying and Managing Apple in Education

Speakers: Apple Inc

Level: Fundamental, Lecture

Excerpt: Hear from Apple about the latest features for education in iOS, macOS, and tvOS. Learn about the enhanced Classroom app for iPad that provides more ways to guide learning, share work, and manage student devices. See how Apple School Manager can simplify and streamline deployment. Learn how tvOS makes it simple to configure Apple TV for common school scenarios. Explore new management features in iOS and macOS that enable schools to manage devices and the classroom experience. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with peers from other schools and districts deploying Apple devices.

Description: Hear from Apple about the latest features for education in iOS, macOS, and tvOS. Learn about the enhanced Classroom app for iPad that provides more ways to guide learning, share work, and manage student devices. See how Apple School Manager can simplify and streamline deployment. Learn how tvOS makes it simple to configure Apple TV for common school scenarios. Explore new management features in iOS and macOS that enable schools to manage devices and the classroom experience. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with peers from other schools and districts deploying Apple devices.

(This session will not be recorded.)


About the speaker

Apple Inc – Apple Education – Apple Inc.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it

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Apple Development (Temp Name)

Speakers: Apple Inc

Level: Fundamental, Lecture

Excerpt: TBD

Description: TBD

(This session will not be recorded.)


About the speaker

Apple Inc – Apple Education – Apple Inc.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it

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macOS Security Update

Speakers: Apple Inc

Level: Fundamental, Lecture

Excerpt: Apple designed the macOS platform with an integrated approach to hardware, software, and services that provides security by design and makes it simple to configure, deploy, and manage. macOS includes the key security technologies that an IT professional needs to protect corporate data and integrate within secure enterprise networking environments. Learn about macOS system security with integrated and secure software that forms the foundation of macOS. You’ll also hear about key technologies for encryption and data protection.

Description: Apple designed the macOS platform with an integrated approach to hardware, software, and services that provides security by design and makes it simple to configure, deploy, and manage. macOS includes the key security technologies that an IT professional needs to protect corporate data and integrate within secure enterprise networking environments. Learn about macOS system security with integrated and secure software that forms the foundation of macOS. You’ll also hear about key technologies for encryption and data protection.

(This session will not be recorded.)


About the speaker

Apple Inc – Apple Education – Apple Inc.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it

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