Getting Started with Azure Security for the IT Professional (The Americas)

Register for this event in the time zone that suits you best:
June 2-3, 9am–1pm PDT (The Americas)
June 3-4, 9am–1pm CEST (Europe)

Do IT security concerns keep you up at night? You're not alone! Many IT Pros want to extend their organization's infrastructure but need reassurance about security. Whether you are researching a hybrid or a public cloud model with Microsoft Azure, the question remains the same: Does the solution meet your own personal and your organization's bar for security, including industry standards, attestations, and ISO certifications?

In this two-part, demo-filled course, explore these and other hot topics, as a team of security experts and Azure engineers takes you beyond the basic certifications and explores what's possible inside Azure. See how to design and use various technologies to ensure that you have the security and architecture you need to successfully launch your projects in the cloud. Dive into datacenter operations, virtual machine (VM) configuration, network architecture, and storage infrastructure. Get the information and the confidence you need, from the pros who know, as they demystify security in the cloud.

Course Outline:

DAY 1:

  • Earning Trust in the Microsoft Cloud
  • Inside a Microsoft Datacenter
  • Architecting Secure Compute Solutions on Azure

DAY 2:

  • Virtual Appliances and Security
  • Understanding Virtual Appliances
  • Extend Your Network to the Microsoft Cloud
  • How to Manage Encryption Keys for Your Cloud Apps with Azure Key Vault
  • Demos: How to Manage Encryption Keys for Your Cloud Apps with Azure Key Vault
  • Disk Encryption with Key Vault
  • Antivirus Options in Azure
  • Encryption for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines
  • Azure SQL Database Security
Instructor Team
Rick Claus | Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist | @RicksterCDN

Rick Claus sees himself as one of those "regular IT guys" who currently works for Microsoft in his dream job as a Technology Evangelist. His technical background comes from being self-taught (his first computer was a Sinclair ZX81), and he has no formal university/college training in computer science. He has earned his living collecting a salary, full time, for more than 20 years in the IT field as an admin guy, consultant, trainer, coach, mentor—focusing on infrastructure technologies—mostly in the Microsoft world.

Michael Sweeney | Microsoft Principal Program Manager

After graduating from the US Merchant Marine Academy as a Naval Architect and Systems Engineer, Michael Sweeney (Microsoft Principal Program Manager) worked as a Manufacturing Engineer and Construction Superintendent building nuclear submarines.

Always up for a new challenge, he took a role with a major construction firm building hospitals and data centers. The advent of the scale-out datacenter and modular construction took him to Texas, where he eventually worked with a major technology firm as a Principal Engineer. Mike joined the Azure team in 2014 and works on the physical infrastructure and datacenter designs that power the Microsoft Cloud.

Narayan Annamalai | Microsoft Program Manager | @NarayanMsft
Narayan Annamalai is a Program Manager in Azure Networking team working on core SDN stack in Azure, with an emphasis on virtual networks and IP address management.
​Ganesh Srinivasan | Microsoft Senior Program Manager
Ganesh Srinivasan is a Senior Program Manager in the Microsoft Azure Networking team. Ganesh primarily focuses on hybrid networking services, such as ExpressRoute and VPN Gateways for virtual networks. Ganesh has been a part of the Azure team for the past four years and has worked on several networking services supported in Azure. He used to be part of the Windows Core networking team and owned several key features in the TCP/IP stack.
Sumedh Barde | Microsoft Lead Program Manager
Sumedh Barde is a Lead Program Manager in the Azure team, responsible for the Azure Key Vault service. Over the last 10 years, Sumedh has helped make or break security features in many products, including Azure Rights Management, PlayReady Digital Rights Management, Certificate Services, and the Windows operating system.
Amit Bapat | Microsoft Program Manager

Amit Bapat is Program Manager for Azure Key Vault service. Before joining Microsoft last year, he worked at Intel for more than 16 years, spanning various roles, most recently as a Product Manager for Intel Xeon Processors and, before that, as Technical Marketing Engineer for Intel open source projects, Intel server boards. Amit started at Intel as a CAD engineer and was part of the team that designed Intel Core and Intel Pentium 4 CPUs.

Devendra Tiwari | Microsoft Senior Program Manager
Devendra Tiwari is a Senior Program Manager and Security PM on the Azure team.
Sunil Pai | Microsoft Principal Program Manager
Sunil Pai is a Principal Program Manager for Azure Security Engineering. Sunil has worked in various Windows products and in Online Services in Microsoft for more than 20 years. During the last eight years, he has been closely involved in the incubation and growth of several services, including Office 365 and Azure. He has spent a large part of this period focused on building engineering systems to facilitate efficient and secure DevOps. He is currently focused on Security as a Service initiatives in Azure, along with several features to secure Azure infrastructure.
Jack Richins | Microsoft Principal Program Manager | @jackrichins
Jack Richins is a Principal Program Manager for DS SQL Security Team. He has 18 years of experience working with SQL Server and Azure SQL Database, almost nine of them focused on database security, working on authentication, authorization, cryptography, and audit, to help customers secure their data and more easily maintain compliance. Jack has a master's degree in computer engineering from University of Washington and has worked at Microsoft on SQL Server, WinFS, and Azure SQL Database.
Yu-Shun Wang | Microsoft Program Manager

Yu-Shun Wang is a Program Manager in Azure Networking team, focusing on hybrid cloud scenarios connecting on-premises networks to Azure (site-to-site VPNs and ExpressRoute), network platform features, and onboarding network virtual appliances to Azure Marketplace. Prior to Azure, Yu-Shun was in Windows Networking focusing on Hyper-V network virtualization, Datacenter TCP, and HomeGroup.

Live Event Details
June 2-3, 2015
9am–1pm PDT
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: IT Pros or other IT community members

An interest in cloud security options