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Blackbelt - Moving from ReActive to ProActive Security

Duration: 4 days

Material: Student Lab Manual, Slide deck, and lab files

Language: English

Your trainer: Sami Laiho

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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 November 2015 that 85% of all security threats would have been mitigated by moving to proactive security. In year 2015 all major antimalware companies reported more than 250.000 new malware samples EVERY day! Do you really need more convincing that you need to do act upon these facts ?

Level: 300

Target audience: 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.

- Basic experience with Windows Administration
- Basic understanding of Active Directory
- Basic understanding of networking infrastructure.

Join this four day workshop 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. In this workshop you can choose to work with Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 to make sure you can really implement it when you head back home.

Moving from ReActive to ProActive Security content description:

Day 1:

  • Introduction to the current and future state of IT security
  • The showcase of how Windows really gets hacked!
  • Implementing hard disk encryption
  • Cornerstones of Windows Security – How the Security Subsystem really works

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
  • Server 2016 Bastion forests and the future of Active Directory security

Day 3:

  • Mitigating Pass-The-Hash attacks
  • Getting rid of lateral movement of admin accounts
  • Correct decisions when choosing secure hardware in the future
  • Moving to Biometrics and Two-Factor Authentication

Day 4:

  • Whitelisting in Windows
  • AppLocker in Windows 7 and 8.1
  • AppLocker and Device Guard in Windows 10

About the trainer: Sami Laiho

Let the Master teach you all the tricks up his sleeves. Sami's been troubleshooting and teaching the art to others for 15+ years and counting. Sami's troubleshooting sessions have been awarded "Best in Show" in multiple worldwide conferences so he not only knows his stuff but can actually teach it in an effective and entertaining way.
This course teaches you how the OS works and how to troubleshoot it and it is applicable for every OS from NT 4 to Windows 10 - both servers and clients. Learn to troubleshoot the hardest errors and raise your abilities above others

Senior Technical Fellow


    Born in late 1979
    IT Admin since 1996
    MCT since 2001 (MCT / IAMCT Regional Lead – Finland)
    MVP in Windows OS since 2011

Specializes in and trains:

    Centralized Management
    Active Directory
    Penetration testing
    Social Engineering


    Ignite 2017 - Best External Speaker & Best Session by an External Speaker at        Microsoft 

    TechTalks 2017 - Best Sessions (#1 and #2) 

    TechEd North America 2014 - Best session, Best Speaker

    TechEd Australia 2013 – Best session, Best speaker

    TechEd Europe 2013 – Best Session by an external speaker

    Best session by Microsoft STEP in 2012

Publications & Recordings:

Avecto article

Videos on Ch9 


AppManagEvent2014 keynote session

AppManagEvent2017_Let’s keep everyone Admin when deploying Win10:not

AppManagEvent2017_How to install application packages for the modern secure Windows


BlackBelt Troubleshooting Windows Performance Issues

Black Belt Security with Windows 10

Zero Admins – Zero Problems

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

My Youtube channel 

>> Download the flyer

Facilities, catering and proof of participation: 

The training classrooms are equiped with state-of-the-art systems which are fully preconfigured for the concerning training.

During the trainingcourse coffee, tea and softdrinks will be arranged for free. At the lunchbreak there will be fresh sandwiches of your own choice. This lunch is included in the trainingscourse price.

After attending the training course, you will receive a certificate from PDS signed by the trainer as proof of your participation.

Send a mail to sales@pds-site.com for more information