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BlackBelt – Securing Windows Desktop and Windows Server

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Gartner has said that one of the most needed changes in enterprise security is to move to a least privilege approach, whitelisting of applications and overall proactive security.

Microsoft said in February 2018 that 85% of all security threats would have been mitigated by moving to proactive security. In year 2017 all major antimalware companies reported more than 1.000.000 new malware samples EVERY day! Do you really need more convincing that you need to do it as well than these facts. Well there is more just make you sure ...

Whitelisting is considered as the most recommended security feature for 2018 and up, and it’s also a NATO requirement for Windows 10 implementations. Now that Windows 10 is the last Windows ever, shouldn’t you take the time to actually do it smart? The BEST thing you can do is to learn from the Best Security Expert, and the most educating and entertaining speaker in the world –Sami Laiho.

Sami has been consulting companies with 10 computers and enterprises with close to 600.000 endpoints. Many things that you take for granted when it comes to energy or money is actually secured by his knowledge. Don’t miss out, this is the cheapest consulting you will ever get, while learning!

While the client and the server versions share the same Kernel there certain things that only apply to Windows Servers – this course also includes the needed info on how to protect Windows Server and infrastructure services! Level 300 class

This class is organized only a few times a year

Tel: +31 88 55 88 400
E-mail: sales@pds-site.com

For who

This training is meant for all administrators and security professionals who want to make sure their environments are ready for the new security era where traditional security measures like anti-malware are not effective anymore, and who want to make the best out of what Windows 10 has to offer. Sami teaches nurses, devs and CSO’s so don’t be afraid to join the class even if you are not the traditional IT Pro.

Pre knowledge requirements

• Basic experience with Windows Administration
• Basic understanding of Active Directory
• Basic understanding of networking infrastructure

What you learn

Join this four day training by Sami Laiho, one of the world’s leading Windows Security experts and get this thing sorted out and make sure you are prepared for the future. During this hands-on training you will see why proactive security is mandatory and also learn to implement it in practice.


Day 1

  • Introduction to the current and future state of IT security
  • The showcase of how Windows really gets hacked!
  • Implementing hard disk encryption – Building a BulletProof BitLocker!
  • Implementing shielded VMs and Virtual TPMs
  • Cornerstones of Windows Security – How the Security Subsystem really works
  • Using Baselines to protect clients and servers (and how to fix Microsoft’s broken default ones)

Day 2

  • Implementing the principle of least privilege – getting rid of admin rights!
  • Correct use of different levels of admin accounts in an enterprise
  • Why and How to use UAC effectively
  • Using containers and Windows Defender Application Guard to increase security
  • Server 2016/2019 Bastion/Red/ESAE forests and the future of Active Directory security
  • Protecting infrastructure services like DHCP, DNS and AD DCs

Day 3

  • Mitigating Pass-The-Hash attacks and whatever Mimikatz can do to you
  • Implementing Credential Guard and other Secure Kernel technologies
  • Getting rid of lateral movement of admin accounts - Implementing a 3-tier infrastructure
  • Correct decisions when choosing secure hardware in the future
  • Moving to Biometrics and Two-Factor Authentication

Day 4

  • Implementing the PAW – Privileged Access Workstation
  • Securely managing Servers
  • Protections RDP-connections
  • Implementing Whitelisting in Windows
  • AppLocker and Device Guard in Windows 10
  • Implementing REALISTIC Security in REAL life – comparing Office desktops to workstations that can launch missiles

Some student quotes and recommendations:

"Great training, excellent trainer with real indepth knowledge brought to me in real "eatable" way. (I ment usable)"

“Technical side: Sami’s trainings include The True Stuff from the “start” to the “end”. In other words, the whole Windows’ “saga” is covered from top to down, or the other way around, absolutely NO bullshit included.

“If you are ready for a deep dive into the Windows kernel and willing and wanting to learn how Windows really works, then you need to take Sami’s BlackBelt course. Sami’s high energy, enthusiastic and engaging approach to teaching, will captivate you and keep your attention for the entire duration. When it is all over, you will begging for more.” 

“It’s a very interesting course. You learn so much about actions you didn’t know they existed.” 

“Excellent trainer, by far the most “hands on” with REAL LIFE scenarios testing, ABSOLUTE needed for an IT Pro in an enterprise” 

“You think you know Windows, but you dont.” 

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