Keynote Speakers

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mark Russinovich

Technical Fellow, Windows Azure Product Team
Microsoft Corporation

Zero Day Malware Cleaning with the Sysinternals Tools

Mark will provide an overview of several Sysinternals tools, including Process Monitor, Process Explorer, and Autoruns, focusing on the features useful for malware analysis and removal. These utilities enable deep inspection and control of processes, file system and registry activity, and autostart execution points. He'll demonstrate their malware-hunting capabilities by presenting several real-world cases that used the tools to identify and clean malware, and conclude by performing a live analysis of a Stuxnet infection’s system impact.

Mark Russinovich works at Microsoft in the Windows Azure product team as a Technical Fellow. He is author of the popular Sysinternals Windows administration and diagnostic tools, coauthor of the Microsoft Press Windows Internals book series, the Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference, and the novel Zero Day. He speaks at many conferences including Microsoft TechEd and PDC, and is a contributing editor for TechNet Magazine.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mark Minasi
Mark Minasi
IT Consultant, Author, Speaker
MR & D
How Windows Can Win:  What Microsoft Needs in the Next Windows 

Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 are out and have been for nearly two years, but much of the world still uses "Windows 5.5" -- XP and Server 2003, and yet rumor has it that we'll see another version of Windows in 2012.

Given buyers' current choice to adopt new versions of Windows slowly or not at all is a new Windows a good idea or a bad one?  And, more important, if a new Windows COULD revivify the market, what would it need to include?  In this wide-ranging talk, veteran Windows watcher, 25-year columnist and bestselling author Mark Minasi presents his take on what the next Windows needs more of AND what that version of Windows needs LESS of.  Come for the laughs, but stay for the insights!

Mark Minasi is a best-selling author, popular technology columnist, commentator, keynote speaker, and IT consultant. Mark's written over a thousand computer columns and several dozen best-selling technical books, explaining operating system and networking planning, installation, maintenance and repair to crowds from two to two thousand. An independent voice hailed as "Favorite Technical Author" by CertCities four times out of four, Mark takes even the most technical topics, filters out the hype and explains them in plain English.

Mark is probably best known for his Mastering Windows Server and Complete PC Upgrade and Maintenance Guide books, both of which have seen more than 12 editions and sold over a million copies.

His humorous, provocative and yet informative style makes him a favorite of audiences around the world. Mark's firm, MR&D, is based in Virginia's Tidewater area.


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