I’m presenting at NT Konferenca 2022

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I’m proud to announce that I’ll be presenting three sessions at this year’s NT Konferenca in Slovenia later this month.


About NT Konferenca

NT Konferenca is the biggest Slovenian technological conference. NT Konferenca is not just about IT trends and solutions. It is also about the ways to include them in everyday business processes and how to effectively use them in business challenges in order to reach objectives in a more rapid, time-efficient and affordable way.

The 27th NT Konferenca event takes place from September 26th to September 28th, 2022 in Grand Hotel Bernardin in Portorož, along Slovenia’s coastline. With fantastic speakers, many I call friends, like Ljubo Brodaric, Slavko Kukrika, Tomislav Lulic, Paula Januszkiewicz, and Aleksandar Nikolic, the 2022 edition of NTK shapes up to be another fantastic event.


About my sessions

I’ll present three 60-minute sessions:


Increasing the security of on-premises Active Directory with Entra and Defender technologies

Tuesday September 27th, 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM, Room Mediteranea, Level 300

Would you believe a networking infrastructure can become more secure by adding a cloud to it? This session gives real-world examples and thorough guidance on how Entra and Defender technologies make on-premises environments more secure.

Air-gapping and the accompanying immense challenges for updating, activating, and monitoring for admins are truly referred back to the 80s in this session. Many old-fashioned CISOs truly believe air-gapping their environment and requiring multi-multi-multi-factor authentication for access off-premises is the way to go. It is not.

In this session, Sander Berkouwer shows how organizations can:

  1. Require multi-factor authentication only when needed because of the risk
  2. Get notified and can automatically remediate leaked credentials
  3. Ban bad passwords
  4. Manage fragile Domain Controllers better

This session features a couple of exciting demos to showcase the strengths of Azure AD, Azure AD Connect Health, and Microsoft Sentinel. This is a session no Active Directory admin should miss!


Just apply the basics in your Azure AD tenant!

Tuesday September 27th, 3:15 PM – 4:15PM, Room Europa B+D, Level 300

With Microsoft's focus on Defender for * and Azure AD Premium P2 features, you might start to believe that you can't be successful in your identity and zero trust journeys when you don't have these products and licenses. The opposite is true: without doing the basics in your Azure AD tenant, all these advanced products don't perform as well as you'd think…

After numerous Azure AD security assessments, Sander Berkouwer has identified the basics that most organizations seem to have forgotten. Without these basic measures, their Microsoft 365 services are at risk regarding security, privacy, and productivity. For most organizations applying these basics is trivial and relatively easy to start with. Come to this session to learn the basics and their caveats, and then confidently apply the basics to your Azure AD tenant!


Windows Hello for Business Hybrid Access: How Does It Work Under The Covers?

Wednesday September 28th, 9 AM – 10 AM, Room Emerald 1, Level 300

As weak, stolen, and cracked passwords are at the root of 80% of cybersecurity incidents, Passwordless has the potential to change the world. Under the covers, Windows Hello for Business, Microsoft's Passwordless solution, has already changed the authentication paradigm for Active Directory.

Regardless of the device being domain-joined, hybrid Azure AD-joined, or Azure AD-joined, you can access organizational resources without specifying credentials.

In this session, Sander Berkouwer, 13-time Microsoft MVP, explains how Windows Hello works in all three scenarios and what you need to get it going for your organization.


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Tickets are limited, but still available for NT Konferenca.
Register here and join me for these sessions.

Author: Sander Berkouwer

Sander Berkouwer is the author of the Active Directory Administration Cookbook, speaker and blogger at DirTeam.com and ServerCore.net. He is awarded Microsoft MVP, Veeam Vanguard and VMware vExpert. Since 2009, Microsoft has awarded Sander with the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award. Since 2016, Veeam has awarded Sander with the Veeam Vanguard award.