On September 24th, 25th and 26th, I’ll present three 1-hour webinars with Netwrix. Tune in to get the best in Active Directory security, Hybrid Identity and Azure AD Hardening demo’ed!
These courses may be of specific interest to CISSPs, as these courses allow you to earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.
About the webinars
I feel webinars are a great way to show people the potential of technology. While for some people the pages in a book are all they need to get going, for others it’s really inspiring to see someone perform the actions live in front of their face. That’s why, together with Netwrix, we’ll demo the most enticing recipes from my Active Directory Administration Cookbook live, during three webinars, each with their specific focus on separate Identity topics:
Webinar 1, Securing Active Directory
Tuesday September 24th 2PM BST
Active Directory has evolved over the years, but many admins still treat it like the platform that it was in the Windows Server 2003 era. It’s time to look at the new security features that were introduced in Active Directory over the years and how you can put them to good use!
This mostly-demos webinar will showcase a couple of the new security features, straight from Chapter 10 of the Active Directory Administration Cookbook that you can use to up your organization’s security game. See for yourself what they offer (and what they don’t) and how your organization may benefit from you applying them in the right way.
You’ll see such features as:
- Fine-grained password and account lockout policies
- The Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS)
- The Active Directory Recycle Bin
- Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSAs)
- The Protected Users group
Discover how to quickly detect, report, and respond on security AD changes.
Webinar 2, Connecting Active Directory to Azure AD
Wednesday September 25th 2PM BST
Chapters 11 and 12 of the Active Directory Administration Cookbook focus on how to use Azure AD Connect to implementing and manage an Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) farm for single sign-on to Azure Active Directory and Office 365.
Azure AD Connect is a versatile yet free tool from Microsoft to build the bridge between Active Directory and Azure Active Directory. It takes care of synchronization of objects between the two identity platforms and can configure authentication, too. While not widely known, Azure AD Connect is the perfect tool to set up an AD FS Farm, consisting of an AD FS Server (also known as a Security Token Service) and a Web Application Proxy. It automatically sets up the Relying Party Trust to Azure AD. When done, Azure AD Connect has a couple of tricks up its sleeve that you might want to take advantage of.
Uncover how to:
- Set up Azure AD Connect with the right choices
- Configure AD FS through Azure AD Connect
- Federate an Azure AD domain
- Easily update the AD FS certificate on all WAPs and AD FS servers
- Verify federated logins
- Reset the Azure AD trust, when needed
Gain insights in sign-ins both in Active Directory on-premises and Azure AD in one dashboard.
Webinar 3, Hardening Azure AD
Thursday September 26th 2PM BST
Following the examples of 90% of Fortune 500 companies, organizations are dipping their toes in the water when it comes to Azure Active Directory. However, the platform has been around for quite a while already and has seen some major security improvements that were not implemented to older tenants. Because it might break things. As new organizations start using Azure AD tenants and older tenants might want to take advantage of the new security features, it’s about time to start looking at them.
This webinar, based on the tips from Chapter 14 of the Active Directory Administration Cookbook, focuses on security measures you can take today with your organization’s Azure AD Premium or Microsoft 365 E3 licenses. Join this session and you will not have to doubt if you’ve made the right decisions when it comes to cloud and hybrid identity!
Learn how to apply:
- Conditional Access
- Application registration policies
- Guest invitation settings
- Portal access restrictions
Learn how to easily tracks and reports on security and configuration changes.
Get inspired and attend the live sessions, or get access by the recordings if you cannot join online.
Netwrix is a private IT security software company. They offer IT auditing solutions for systems and applications across your IT infrastructure. Netwrix specializes in change, configuration and access auditing software with its Netwrix Auditor solution. Netwrix is a partner of Microsoft, VMware, EMC, NetApp and HP ArcSight.
If you’ve worked in highly-secure highly-regulated IT environments, you’re probably familiar with the Netwrix brand, because their Active Directory auditing solution is one of the best out there.