TMTH10 The Silent Scream of Every Network: The Horror that is Active Directory Security


2:30pm - 3:45pm

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Derek Melber

19X Microsoft MVP in Active Directory, Group Policy, and Security

Chief Business Officer


Lying deep in every network is Active Directory. The legacy network operating system that just will not die! It is like a Frankenstein, connected to nearly every application, service, IAM, and device. The beast is always changing, which makes it more hideous every day. Owners keep it buried, so it is rarely give the attention that it needs to withstand the onslaught from attackers, both inside and outside. The mind of AD is simplistic, allowing anyone that makes a request to see the roadmap and full details within. Everyone knows it needs attention, but one wrong setting could stop its heartbeat, causing total destruction of the network. Let Derek Melber, 17X Microsoft MVP show you how to operate on the beast, making it capable of withstanding the constant attacks.

You will learn:

  • About prioritizing Active Directory security
  • How to gather and analyze data from Active Directory
  • Understanding configuration options and security consequences