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BlackBelt – Securing Windows 10 and Server 2016/2019

Culemborg (NL) or RemoteMonday 16 December 20194€ 2.799,00Register now
Culemborg (NL) or RemoteMonday 6 April 20204€ 2.799,00Register now

IT Pro Speaker TrainingBlackBelt – Securing Windows 10 and Server 2016/2019 by Sami Laiho

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

Sami Laiho is one of the world’s leading professionals in the Windows OS and Security. Sami has been working with and teaching OS troubleshooting, management, and security since 1996.

At Ignite 2018, Sami’s “Behind the Scenes: How to build a conference winning session” and “Sami Laiho: 45 Life Hacks of Windows OS in 45 minutes” sessions were ranked as #1 and #2 out of 1708 sessions!! This was the first time in the history of the conference that anyone has been able to do this.

Before that, at Ignite 2017, the world’s biggest Microsoft event, Sami was evaluated as the Best External Speaker! Also, Sami’s sessions were evaluated as the Best session in TechEd North America, Europe and Australia in 2014, and Nordic Infrastructure Conference in 2016, 2017 and 2019.

(This class is organized only a few times a year.)


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.

Instructor Sami Laiho


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.” 

Publications & Recordings:

Avecto article

Videos on Ch9 


AppManagEvent 2018 session Hacking the bank 

AppManagEvent 2018 session: White is the new Black

AppManagEvent2017_Let’s keep everyone Admin when deploying Win10:not

AppManagEvent 2015 Windows 10 - The REALLY important stuff for system administrators

AppManagEvent 2014 Applying Proactive security in Windows

Technet Article - Three things you have to learn to stay in the IT Pro business

My Youtube channel 


Culemborg (NL) or RemoteMonday 16 December 20194€ 2.799,00Register now
Culemborg (NL) or RemoteMonday 6 April 20204€ 2.799,00Register now