Windows 10: Security related sessions from Microsoft Ignite 2015

Windows 10: Security related sessions from Microsoft Ignite 2015

One of the areas that Microsoft is placing a lot of emphasis on with its upcoming Windows 10 operating system is security.

With the constant issue of data and system security in the forefront of news headlines protecting the key portal to all of that information is critical.

Microsoft has already announced new features such as Windows Hello and Microsoft Passport for Windows 10 which will use biometrics to help protect your computer and the data on it.

Device Guard will allow organizations to lock down machines so they can only run software from a trusted source.

Microsoft Edge, formerly known as Project Spartan, is a new web browser for Windows 10 from Microsoft built from scratch. It incorporates multiple security features and leaves behind many vulnerable technologies such as ActiveX, VBScript and Browser Helper Objects (BHO's).

As you might expect, these features and security was the subject of numerous sessions during Microsoft's Ignite 2015 conference. Below I have listed those sessions so you can also get up to speed on these new features.

This information is important whether you are an enthusiast or an IT Pro so be sure to check out these sessions to learn more about the security features in Windows 10.

Windows 10: Disrupting the Revolution of Cyber-Threats with Revolutionary Security!

Disrupting the revolution of cyber-threats requires a platform with revolutionary security capabilities, and Windows 10 is rising to the occasion. In this session, we talk about technologies that can truly end the use of passwords and make multi-factor authentication the default, provide an easy to use and deploy data loss prevention (DLP) capability right in the platform, and technology that enables organizations to virtually eliminate malware threats to the Windows platform including those that come by way of the browser.

Windows 10: Security Internal

Windows 10 continues to build on the foundation of Windows Security to deliver not only a trusted operating system experience, but also a trusted application experience. Join Chris Jackson ("The App Compat Guy") for a review of the foundation for Windows Security and how it affects the applications you write and the applications you download.

Browser Security

The latest version of Internet Explorer is more secure than ever before. This session covers the evolution of Internet Explorer security, up to and including features of Microsoft Edge, that help ensure a more secure browsing environment.

Secure Authentication with Windows Hello

With Windows 8.1 we made big investments in biometrics, but the reality is that the effort was just setting the stage for the future. With Windows 10 we remove our biometric frameworks dependencies on passwords, address bio sensor costs challenges, and will have biometrics poised for mainstreaming. Join us to learn more about our work on biometrics options such as fingerprints and other options, sensor types, and what we can expect in terms of bio enabled devices in 2015

A New Era of Threat Resistance for the Windows 10 Platform

Windows 8.1 offered an enormous leap forward when it comes to threat resistance, but that was just the beginning. With Windows 10 we have an impressive lineup of new capabilities, such as Device Guard, that will deliver decisive improvements when it comes to malware and other online threats. Come join us to learn more.

Next Generation Malware Detection with Windows Defender

With Windows 10 we’re making substantial changes to Windows Defender to improve its detection capabilities, resilience from tampering, and it’s ability to recover systems from some of the most difficult to remove malware. Come join us to learn more about the many new Windows Defender improvements, how it can be used on Windows Server, and can managed with System Center Endpoint Protection.

Dropping the Hammer Down on Malware Threats with Windows 10's Device Guard

With over 300 thousand new malicious files created per day the fight against malware using traditional techniques (i.e.: signature based detection) is never-ending game of whack-a-mole. Windows 10 fundamentally changes the game for enterprise security with Device Guard which can be used to put devices into a configuration state where their incapable of running untrusted executable software. It offers protection from zero day exploits, addressed the challenges with polymorphic malware, etc. This the game changer that you’ve been waiting for and one that can address the challenges we face with malware like CryptoLocker, BlackPOS and even APTs.

Windows 10 for Mobile Devices: Secure by Design

Still not convinced that mobile devices are vulnerable to security threads? This is a deep dive in the Windows 10 security architecture. We cover identity management, containerization, data protection, biometrics, two-factor authentication, certificates, networking profiles, and how all this makes Windows 10 the preferred mobile device choice for security conscience organizations.

Black Belt Security with Windows 10

Learn why and how you should leverage the Windows 10 security technologies like Device Guard, BitLocker, AppLocker, UAC, Least Privilege and Remote Desktop Restricted Admin -mode. In this 75-minute bombardment against the Windows OS, see scary hands-on examples on how to break into an unprotected OS. If you still need to convince your boss to give you budget for implementing more security measures, you don't want to miss this!

Let us know which sessions you enjoyed the most.

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