Best Practices to Secure your Windows Server and Cloud from Attacks and Ransomware

Best Practices to Secure your Windows Server and Cloud from Attacks and Ransomware

Sponsored by: Veeam




Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour

Security has quickly become one of the top concerns for today's IT professionals. The emergence of new threats like ransomware coupled with successful and high-profile security break-ins like Target, Home Depot, the IRS, the FBI, Yahoo and LinkedIn have really underscored the need for stronger security to protect against the many rising threats coming from all directions.

In the first part of this webcast, Penton’s Senior Contributing Editor, Michael Otey, will discuss some of the break-ins plus the damages and costs resulting from these security exposures. The results of a breach can be disastrous in more ways than one.

Next, you’ll learn about some of the common Windows Server security exposures to avoid, including weak passwords, share permissions, neglect of malware protection and security patches. Finally, Otey will present some of the best practices to follow when securing your own Microsoft Windows Server and Cloud environments.

Next, Microsoft MVP Rick Vanover from Veeam® Software will show how you can use Windows Server 2016 and Veeam Availability Suite to become more resilient against ransomware and leverage the cloud. Any technology is at risk of being compromised by ransomware, making IT pros around the world seek ways to combat it. Many organizations feel that the cloud is a route to be more resilient against ransomware, and it can help. Rick will dive into a few scenarios on how you can better prepare for ransomware attacks and how you can quickly and effectively restore your data.

Topics covered in this webinar will include:

  • Reducing your attack surfaces
  • How Windows Server 2016 can help you be more resilient against ransomware
  • Using external and internal firewalls
  • How you can leverage the cloud as part of your ransomware resiliency strategy
  • Tips to be more resilient against ransomware, in general

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Mike Otey is a senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro, is president of TECA, a software-development and consulting company in Portland, Oregon. Michael has covered the topic of virtualization extensively for Windows IT Pro, having written several features articles showing how to take advantage of virtualization in the enterprise as well as reviewing all of the major virtualization products. He also previously served as technical director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro. Email him at [email protected].com Follow Michael on Google+ and Twitter.


Rick Vanover is an MVP, vExpert, Cisco Champion, he is the director of Technical Product Marketing & Evangelism for Veeam Software based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick’s IT experience includes system administration and IT management; with virtualization being the central theme of his career recently. Follow Rick on Twitter @RickVanover or @Veeam.

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