Vista Security Webcasts

The other day I wrote a post on how I secured my Vista installation.  I also mentioned that there was going to be a series of webcasts on the security features in Vista, how to manage them via Group Policy and some of the new tools available.  Well the details for that webcast, to be presented by yours truly, are complete and you can now register for them.

What's New in Vista Security - (April 25th, 2:30-3:30 PM Eastern) - With all the new eye candy in Vista, the security features often get overlooked.  The first session will look at the new features, what they are, where they would be used and most importantly why you should consider implementing them.  At the end of this session you should have a good understanding of some kernel level changes and features such as User Access Control, upgrades to the Windows Vista Firewall and Security Center, BitLocker and IE7 and be ready to start implementing a secure Vista deployment.

Manage Vista Security with Group Policy - (May 9th, 2:30-3:30 PM Eastern) - Managing Vista via Group Policy has been improved.  With over 2400 GPO settings you have more control than ever before and tools like the GPO Accelerator can help speed the implementation of GPOs over your Vista computers and ease management of BitLocker on mobile PCs.  This session will start by giving you a refresh of GPO and OU structures and get you up to speed on the new GPO settings, the GPO Accelerator and other resources and how they can be used to lockdown and secure your environment.

Manage Advanced Security Features - (May 23rd, 2:30-3:30 PM Eastern) - On top of the new GPO settings there are some new, more advanced, security features in Vista.  BitLocker is one of the popular features and we will take a deep dive into BitLocker covering TPM, key backup, management via group policy and configuration will be covered in this session.  We will also take a look at improvements to the Encrypted File System (EFS) and Rights Management Services (RMS).

I'd be happy if you could join me, and Microsoft MVPs Dana Epp, James Kovacs, and Nelson Ruest for this series of webcasts.

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