K12 Tech Talk

26
May

Episode 74 - An Interview with ClassLink CEO Berj Akian

In this episode, Mark is on suspension after his outburst last week, and Josh is absent because tech drama, but Chris carries on. Chris sits down with Berj Akian, the CEO of Classlink, and they discuss the current trends in K12 IT and what ClassLink offers that might address struggles.

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Microsoft Link that Berj mentions

19
May

Episode 73 - This Is a Rough One

This is a rough episode. Mark and Josh started off good, but Chris was late, and... after he joined... the wheels fell off. 

Mark ends up cussing, and we had to beep it out or we would have been forced to give a NC-17 rating to this episode. Mark has been reprimanded and a letter placed in his file. Our apologies for his lack of professionalism.

Josh talks about getting more phishing emails with emotet payload and uploading the attachments to virustotal.com. Mark gives Josh a tip on using wheregoes.com to track down Bitly links. Near the end of the episode, Chris and Josh talk about the MidwestTechTalk Technical Conference at Lake of the Ozarks, and Chris announces the newest project for the MWTT/K12TT family... K12TechPro... K12TechPro.com... By K12 Tech Pros, for K12 Tech Pros. It's a website with industry leading tips and discussions about tech items in the K12 world. Check it out, join the message board, have a discussion... It's all about community.

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12
May

Episode 72 - What Did That Email Say?!?

Josh recaps a crazy week where everything from a NAS to Gmail to Papercut broke. Mark brings up an email that mistakenly got sent to many more people than it was intended, and that reminds Josh of a hilarious similar incident. The guys talk about an email from listener Adam. Finally, Mark and Josh quickly talk about ECF and Erate windows closing. Oh yeah, and Chris is absent this week (*cough* loser).

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5
May

Episode 71 - Josh is Worked Up!

Josh is really worked up this week. He got bad news about his Chromebook ADP vendor, he broke YouTube, he broke his Chromebooks, and he got in an argument with 2 vendors about Data Privacy Agreements. Chris got approval to force Google 2FA for his teachers, and Mark is working from home ("sick"). The guys are mean to each other.

Bleeping Computer article we talked about

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28
Apr

Episode 70 - The One Where Chris Breaks Gmail

Chris is back, and he shares a story about how, for a few minutes, he thought he broke Gmail while editing header rules. The guys go back and forth with a simple question... "How far is too far?" as it pertains to filtering being too restrictive and requiring MFA on too many things.

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21
Apr

Episode 69 - The BIG Episode without Chris

Chris is gone, so Mark and Josh hold down the fort. They talk about network attached UPSs, network monitoring, budgeting processes, and streaming movies.

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14
Apr

Episode 68 - CoSN Recap and a Nelly Sighting

In this episode, Josh does his best to dispel the rumors that he didn't attend any sessions at CoSN by giving a recap of the conference, complete with a Nelly and Miranda Lambert sighting. Chris complains about DDoS protection costs from his current ISP, and Josh gets worked up about it too. Mark contributes to the "Scary Story of the Week" with a story that you won't believe.

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7
Apr

Episode 67 - Student Data Privacy and Sailboats

On tonight's episode, the guys talk about how their districts deal with Student Data Privacy Agreements with vendors, Josh has another scary story (SURPRISE!), and we learn that Mark has an armada of sailboats that he uses to teach kids how to sail during summer school (REALLY!). Oh, and Mark is officially the new guy.

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31
Mar

Episode 66 - 3rd Time is a Charm

Mark is back for more punishment - The 3rd time is the charm right???

Josh tells us about a scary email he got last Friday from one of the SOCs he works with. He then follows up with telling us about the 2 phishing emails they saw this week, and one had a malware payload we have all heard about.

The guys weigh in on their experience with DDOS attacks.

Finally, Marks quizzes Chris and Josh on Missouri facts.

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24
Mar

Episode 65 - Mark’s Second Interview

Chris and Josh are back from the MidwestTechTalk Security Symposium and debrief from that experience. Mark joins the episode for his second interview. They all talk about how when a Superintendent decides to leave/retire, it can induce some stress and change strategic plans. They also talk about security cameras in buildings and buses, and talk about Google's decision to end support for "Less Secure Apps."

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