In this 300 level session Tony delves deep into the bowels of AD to bring forth best practice tips and tricks learned in the field. The content will cover a number of different areas, including finding inactive objects, optimising AD Site design, understanding the AdminSDHolder object, adding custom schema extensions, FSMO role placement, getting the full benefit of AD read-only snapshots, auditing directory service access, redirecting the default computers and users container and more!
As an infrastructure and security architect, John Craddock has been involved in enterprise systems since the early days of Windows NT. His passion is for determining how things really work and then designing and deploying the most effective systems. John presented on Active Directory at one of the first Windows 2000 launch conferences in Geneva; of course this was only after delving deep into its inner workings. Now it’s time for Windows Server 2012 Active Directory to be scrutinized. Come to this demo-packed session and discover what Windows Server 2012 Active Directory has to offer. Learn about virtualizing and cloning DCs, GUI improvements for password policies and the recycle bin, new Kerberos features, and more.
Your job as a defender is to reduce the attack surface of your environment and protect your infrastructure and data from being breached._x000D_ _x000D_ However we can't be involved in every decision that goes on in our organisation, and we don't always think the same as an attacker does._x000D_ _x000D_ This talk will introduce you to some common "bad smells" that might indicate security issues lurking under the surface of your infrastructure, applications and code, and help you develop your spidey sense so that you know when to raise the alarm.