I’m delighted to tell you about an exciting opportunity Quest has put together for you at Microsoft Ignite 2019: not one but two chances to learn about Active Directory security from one of only about 100 people in the world who hold the Microsoft Certified Master Directory Services (MCM) certification!

Sean Metcalf is founder and principal consultant at Trimarc (TrimarcSecurity.com), a professional services company that focuses on improving enterprise security. You might have seen his presentations on AD security at Black Hat, BSides, DEF CON, DerbyCon, Microsoft BlueHat, Shakacon, The Experts Conference (TEC) or Walmart Sp4rkCon, or read his blog at ADSecurity.org.

At Microsoft Ignite, you’ll get the chance to not only attend a 20-minute technical session Sean has put together on behalf of Quest, but also to meet him one-on-one at the Quest booth (#2149) afterward, where he’ll host an “office hour” to answer all of your questions around AD security!

During his presentation, Sean will review why Active Directory security is critical. (Spoiler! It’s because compromising AD is a great way to gain access to critical corporate resources.) Then he’ll reveal the 10 most common AD security issues his firm finds in real customer environments and explore proven strategies for remediating them. You’ll almost certainly learn a few things you can use right away to tighten security at your own organization. Afterward, be sure to stop by the Quest booth and ask Sean anything you want — anything about AD security, that is!

I’ve included all the key details about these opportunities to learn about AD security from this world-class expert below. But while I have your attention, I also wanted to mention another event that you’ll want to jump on right away. Every year, Quest hosts a party at the end of Microsoft Ignite — it used to be called MetaFest, but we’ve rebranded it to Quest Fest. Here’s the thing: The free tickets all get snapped up fast every year, so you’ll want to register ASAP.

 What is Quest Fest? It’s THE party you’ve been waiting for. At the end of the conference, from 8 pm to midnight on November 6, we’ll all let loose and relax with great food and drink, incredible music, and good company at Mango’s Tropical Café, one of the premier party venues in Orlando. Join us for an unforgettable night of fun with amazing dance performances and tributes to musical icons like Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Selena and more. Enjoy delicious food and a beverage or two in the company of your friends and peers, all courtesy of Quest.

So, to sum up, here’s your two-step to-do list:

  1. Register for Quest Fest. Do it today, before the free tickets run out!
  2. Mark your calendar with both of your opportunities to learn from Microsoft MCM Sean Metcalf at Microsoft Ignite:

Presentation: The top 10 most common Active Directory security issues, their impact, & remediation

When: Wed. Nov. 6 @ 12:40 pm – 1:00 pm

Where: Theater 7

Office hour:

When: Wed. Nov. 6 @ 1 pm – 2 pm

Where: Booth #2149

Also be sure to explore the full slate of activities and giveaways that Quest has planned for Ignite.

I’m looking forward to seeing you in Orlando!

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