Security and Malware Protection

W17 Using Free Tools to Control who Gets on your LAN. It’s More than Just Security!

March 16th, 2011

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Level: Advanced

James Conrad

James I. Conrad

MCITP, Server+, A+, Certified Ethical Hacker

Lead Recruiter, Instructor

Accusource CC, Inc.

You’ve invested thousands (maybe millions!) in security precautions to protect you from those infernal internet hackers. You might have multiple hardware and software firewalls, intrusion detection systems, the highest possible level of encryption to protect network traffic and VPN connections at the highest possible level of security. Guess what – all that security is not enough to protect you from your own users! You configure your networks to specifically allow users access to resources. But what if a laptop user is disconnected from your antivirus and WSUS servers for an extended period of time and then reconnects to your wired, wireless, or VPN network without the latest malware defenses? Any security threats that might have slipped onto their laptop can potentially spread throughout the rest of your organization. Thankfully, Network Access Protection from Microsoft comes to the rescue! Unfortunately, NAP has several, complicated components. In this session, James Conrad shows you essential methods and criteria to lock down your unprotected clients.