Friday, September 22, 2017

Security at Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft Ignite begins this Sunday, September 24, with pre-day training and registration! The Microsoft Ignite event delivers the largest and most comprehensive perspective on the future of Enterprise technology at one conference. Everyone who attends— IT pros and Enterprise developers—gets inspiration, training, and connections to drive their business forward with Microsoft technology. 26,000+ IT and Enterprise developer customers and prospects come to collaborate and learn how Microsoft technology can help them achieve success.

Top three things to do before you go:

  1. Download the mobile app
    • The mobile apps allow you to easily access My Conference, session details, evaluations, attendee networking, maps, event notifications, partners, and more. Download it now for your device: Window | IOS | Android
  2. Set up your attendee profile
    • Connect with attendees at the events. Setting up your profile helps attendees discover Microsoft experts and get their questions answered. After your edits are complete, your profile will be updated in the apps and in MyIgnite.
  3. Get ready for a great show
    • Confirm your hotel reservation
    • Familiarize yourself with our event and resources
    • Have fun!

Key security sessions to attend at Ignite

But that’s not all, we have a huge selection of security related content, 345 sessions to be exact. Sessions have been designed to not only meet your product needs, but also your expertise needs. Find a complete list of security sessions here.

Who is attending from Microsoft

This year we are rolling out a fantastic new tool simply known as Expert Finder. All Microsoft staff will be tagged with the areas of expertise and can easily be located on the expo floor. Work with staff onsite at the Expo to locate the expert(s) that you need to speak with.

The Expert Finder tool can be found here. (note – not all attendees will have access)

Where to find Security onsite: In the expo

We have full coverage of security topics in the expo. From getting help desk answers to seeing demos, you are sure to walk away with the information you need.

You’ll find us in the expo during the following times:

  • Monday: 12:30 – 7:30pm
    • Social hour: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am – 6pm
    • Social hour: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
    • Social hour: 5:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Below you can see where the Security area is located within the Expo, as noted by the red circle.

Networking opportunities

Ignite it not only about talking with the Microsoft experts, it’s also a great time to network with your peers. Here is a list of great opportunities for you to network during the event:

  • Immersion zone
    • Get “Hands-on”- you’ll find Labs, workshops, mixed reality experiences, learning experts and more!
  • Visit the security and privacy Microsoft Tech Community
    • Learn and see what other attendees are talking about. Then take the opportunity to not only to collaborate virtually, but set up time to network face-to-face while at the event.
  • Social hours
    • Wind down the day and enjoy a drink with security related professions, social hours are posted above.
  • Celebration event
    • More details to come, but on Thursday we have an amazing celebration event!

In the week following Ignite, we will summarize our lessons learned, product announcements, and customer feedback received from the event.

To learn more about Microsoft security solutions and services, visit

We hope you have a lot of fun, make amazing connections, and walk away with inspiring insights at this year’s Ignite conference. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

from Microsoft Secure Blog Staff

Thursday, September 21, 2017

"International Security Awareness Programmes - At the EU #SecAwareSummit"

Editor's Note: Angela Baudachis a security awareness consultant for DXC Technology. She is one of the speakers for the upcomingSecurity Awareness Summit 6/7 December in London. Below she gives an overview on her upcoming talk on International Awareness Programmes. Have you ever spoken to another person at cross purposes? Especially to a foreigner? Did you … Continue reading International Security Awareness Programmes - At the EU #SecAwareSummit

from lspitzner

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

"Identity Theft - How to Protect Yourself: List of Resources"

As you might have heard by now, Equifax was hacked and it's up to you to take steps to protect yourself against identity theft. However, we're here to help! We've collated some information from SANS Security Awareness here to help you get answers quickly. The Economist recently wrote an article on identity theft, utilizing SANS … Continue reading Identity Theft - How to Protect Yourself: List of Resources

from SANS SA

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

"How to Gain Leadership Support for Your Awareness Program"

I'm finding myself more and more often speaking to senior leaders about human risk. Leaders not only want to better understand how to manage human risk, but why we are facing this growing problem. Attached is a graph I love to use when starting this discussion (feel free to steal and use if it can … Continue reading How to Gain Leadership Support for Your Awareness Program

from lspitzner

Monday, September 18, 2017

[SANS ISC] Getting some intelligence from malspam

I published the following diary on “Getting some intelligence from malspam“.

Many of us are receiving a lot of malspam every day. By “malspam”, I mean spam messages that contain a malicious document. This is one of the classic infection vectors today and aggressive campaigns are started every week. Usually, most of them are blocked by modern antivirus or anti-spam but these files could help us to get some intelligence about the topic used by attackers to fool their victims. By checking the names of malicious files (often .rar, .gip or .7r archives), we found classic words like ‘invoice’, ‘reminder’, ‘urgent’, etc… [Read more]

[The post [SANS ISC] Getting some intelligence from malspam has been first published on /dev/random]

from Xavier

"Infosecurity Conference - Hacking Humans: Dissecting a Social Engineering Attack"

Folks, friendly reminder I'll be presenting Wednesday, 4 October at the Infosecurity North American Keynote event on Hacking Humans: Dissecting a Social Engineering Attack. I'll demonstrate how targeted social engineering attacks work by walking you through a real, targeted attack and what we learned by interacting with with the hacker. As I learned from … Continue reading Infosecurity Conference - Hacking Humans: Dissecting a Social Engineering Attack

from lspitzner

Friday, September 15, 2017

"Equifax Webcast Follow-up - Your Questions Answered"

  On Wed, 13 September 2017 we hosted a webcast on the Equifax hack, which you can now find in the webcast archives. One of the things that surprised us was the amount of questions asked, well over 100 hundred questions, a new record I believe for a SANS webcast! Event though we spent over … Continue reading Equifax Webcast Follow-up - Your Questions Answered

from lspitzner