Make the most of Microsoft Ignite: Build your security knowledge, apply new capability

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Cybersecurity continues to be an important topic in IT circles—and Microsoft Ignite has it covered. We’ve pulled together this quick review of cybersecurity coverage, sessions, and tips and would like to know your thoughts. Did you prioritize security when you picked sessions to watch or attend? What learnings caught your attention and stuck with you? Read our roundup and reply below with your perspective.


Security sessions on demand

First, check out hours of related Microsoft Ignite content. Search for “security” and you’ll find 215 sessions we covered that earlier this month. Here are a couple other sessions you might want to watch:


New EMS capabilities announced

Second, did you catch the Enterprise Mobility + Security @ Ignite 2017 – Wrap Up? Here’s what’s important for your business: The new capabilities help you increase control on who gets into your corporate systems based on device and location, as well as what documents and data they can see and download. Take a look:


  • Conditional access – continuous cybersecurity threat intelligence and risk signals powered by Intelligent Security Graph
  • Protected data – discover, detect, label, and protect email and files with Office 365 mail encryption, Cloud App Security, and Azure Information Protection Scanner
  • Threat detection and recovery – visibility into cloud app usage with Azure AD Cloud App Discovery and a unified view of security events with Azure Advanced Threat Protection 
  • Modernized management – simplified transition with simultaneous co-management of Windows 10 devices by System Center Configuration Manager and Intune MDM

Cybersecurity tips to consider

Third, here are 3 things to think about, from Microsoft Ignite presentations by Erdal Ozkaya and Raymond Comvalius and Paula Januszkiewicz. Which tip is top of mind for you?


  • Define exactly what you are protecting against to integrate the best tools and business processes for risk management, business continuity, and recovery.
  • Defend against attacks like malware and ransomware with application whitelisting, quick patch updates, password manager tools, and internal security awareness campaigns.
  • Consider getting cybersecurity insurance for your assets, which can help address liability from regulatory consequences and class-action lawsuits.

Let us know your thoughts. And get ready for Microsoft Ignite next year – back in Florida from September 24-28, 2018. Pre-register today!


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