W10 Understanding Windows 10/2016's Super Security: VSM, Trustlets, The Guards and More

August 9th, 2017

1:30pm - 2:45pm

Level: Introductory Intermediate

Mark Minasi

IT Consultant, Author, Speaker


With Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, Microsoft has introduced several new security technologies that simplify securing Hyper-V virtual machines and provide significant protection from malware. These are major game-changers for security, but there's one little problem. They're really complicated to understand and set up.

Fortunately, Windows security author Mark Minasi — the guy whose books actually explained what UAC and Windows Integrity Levels (WILs) do — has spent a lot of time with Isolated User Mode, Virtual Security Mode (no, it's not a virtual machine, no matter what anyone tells you), Credential Guard, and Device Guard. Mark will explain the underlying tech, what hardware you need to make it work, and how to get it running. You'll learn about the Isolated User Mode, IUM) which creates a basically truly unassailable place to store passwords. You'll see the big difference in the new guards — Device Guard and Credential Guard. You'll know if your computer's hardware is up-to-date enough to use the new tools, and you'll find get a quick summary of the new security tools added by Windows 8/8.1 that you probably heard of but will really like. You could be the first person on your block to get VSM running.

You will learn:

  • What Device Guard, Credential Guard and Shielded VMs try to protect, how they do it, and how to set them up
  • What hardware you need for the various VSM tools
  • How to know if the silly thing's working