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Best Practices for Securing Active Directory

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  •   Duration: 90 Minutes  
  • Recorded Access recorded version only for one participant; unlimited viewing for 6 months ( Access information will be emailed 24 hours after the completion of live webinar)
    Price: US$289.00
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Most, if not all, of you have probably heard about the 10 Immutable Laws of Security. Unfortunately, a lot of organizations don't take security very seriously. They don't believe anything bad can happen to them, until it does. Securing servers in general is important, whether they are file and print servers or database servers, but securing Active Directory Domain Controllers is even more important. Why? Because Active Directory Domain Controllers allow you to centrally manage and secure your Windows network. You can decide who has access to certain resources, how long should the access be granted, and from which computer can the user access the resources.

If we don't secure our Active Directory servers properly we are at risk. If we secure them too much it can potentially be difficult to get our job done. Somehow we need to find a good balance to make sure that our security settings aren't impeding our work. In other words, we need some Best Practices for Securing Active Directory.

Why should you attend: This Webinar is helpful for Active Directory administrators. It teaches them how to properly secure the Active Directory Domain Controllers. A vast majority of servers in the world are running Microsoft Windows operating system. This makes them a favorite target of bad guys. In this Webinar you will learn some of the best practices for securing your Active Directory environment.

Active Directory controls access to the network resources. It only makes sense to ensure Active Directory are properly secured. Some administrators feel that because Active Directory servers run on their internal network, they are safe from the bad guys. According to researchers, the majority of attack on an average network are from inside the network. When the manager hires you as an Active Directory administrator, he/she counts on you as being the expert and relies on your expertise to protect the business data and assets. If the servers are hacked, it's your job that's on the line and the management won't listen to any excuses.

Securing your Active Directory environment using best practices is key to securing your Windows network infrastructure. Among other things, this Webinar will teach you how to better secure your Active Directory Domain Controllers by reducing the attack surface, how to look for signs of compromise, and how to secure the administrative accounts.

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • 10 immutable laws of security
  • Minimizing known security threats to Active Directory
  • Identifying sources of threat
  • Securing various administrative accounts
  • Minimizing attacks on Domain Controllers from 16-bit apps
  • Deciding which services are necessary to run on Domain Controllers
  • Reducing Active Directory attack surface
  • Dealing with local administrator accounts
  • Understanding the protected accounts and groups in Active Directory
  • Group Policy settings for securing Active Directory

Who Will Benefit:
  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Active Directory Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Security Architect
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Information Systems Security Manager
Zubair Alexander is a Microsoft MVP, a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and the founder of SeattlePro Enterprises, LLC, an IT training and consulting company. He holds more than 25 industry certifications including MCT, MCSE, MCSA, MCDST, MCITP, MCTS, MCP+I, MCSA 2000/2003: Security, MCSE 2000/2003: Security, CNA, A+, Network+, Security+, CTT+ and CIW. His experience covers a wide range of spectrum: trainer, consultant, systems administrator, security architect, network engineer, author, technical editor, college instructor and public speaker.

Zubair is known worldwide for his articles on Microsoft technologies, written as a contributing editor and online columnist for Windows IT Pro Magazine and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) magazine. He teaches various Microsoft products and has written extensively on Microsoft technologies for several years. His specialties include network security, Active Directory, SharePoint, IIS, Terminal Services, and Virtualization. As a Microsoft-endorsed trainer, he has trained Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) and Microsoft Product Support Services (PSS) technicians for years. In addition to writing Professor Windows columns for Microsoft TechNet, he has been involved in writing certification exam questions for Microsoft. Some of his other activities for the past decade at Microsoft include working as a Subject Matter Expert on various projects, teaching train-the-trainer courses, consulting for MCS, writing for TechNet Magazine, speaking at seminars and Webinars, working with ISA Server group, writing white papers and case studies, doing technical reviews of Microsoft Learning courses, etc.

Zubair was awarded a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle. He also holds a B.S. in Mathematics. He taught at North Seattle Community College after he earned his Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree. He serves on the Windows Server International Customer Advisory Board (ICAB) and is the founder of the Seattle IT Pro User Group.

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