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Who Should Attend?

This is a technical TechMentor hands-on training seminar, but is appropriate for, and designed to be accessible by those in technical decision-making roles as well. As such, it's geared to IT-administrators and architects but also to technology product management, IT leaders, Chief Technology Officers, and Chief Information Security Officers.

Why Zero Trust

If you're still on the fence about if this seminar topic is right for you, check out this Q&A with Sami Laiho, who explains in his own words why zero trust is a necessity not just a nice-to-have nowadays.

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TechMentor 2-Day Hands-On Training Seminar: Cybersecurity: Deploying Zero Trust in the Real World
February 20-21, 2024
9:00AM – 5:00PM (Central)
Level: Intermediate

The modern cybersecurity threats are requiring us to tighten our control of company assets. Now this does not need to hinder usability or include high priced licenses. Todays’ admins job is not to keep the enemy out of the environment but to slow them down. Everyone gets ransomware, but that does not get you on the news. What gets you on the news is when the threat is able to laterally move around the environment and escalate the event to be a companywide disaster. There is no such thing as 100% security, so you should aim at building multiple layers of 95% security. Doing this effectively instead of spending months on trying to build one “100% secure” layer is the real key to success. The last 5% is also the most expensive part with minimal gains in the big picture. Zero Trust is an important group of concepts, but mostly misunderstood.

The three main concepts of Zero Trust are: “Always Verify”, “Principle of Least Privilege” and “Assume Breach”. In this two-day seminar, Sami Laiho, a leading Windows and Security expert, will show you how to protect your environment against current and future cybersecurity threats. You will learn how to deploy Multi-Factor Authentication in both onprem and cloud, how to remove admin rights from end-users without them losing their productivity, and how to start allowing your end users to work from Starbucks or the corporate office while keeping the level of security and usability at the same level.

The term “Zero Trust” is probably the worst name in the history of IT, but the concepts behind it are something that everyone wants – both admins and end-users! Join this in-depth seminar to learn why Zero Trust is something you should deploy, how to make it work without expensive licenses, and how to keep your end-users and yourself happy while doing it!

Attendee Workstation Requirements:
You must provide your own computer (Windows or Mac) for this hands-on lab workshop with a camera, speakers, a microphone, and internet access for this hands-on lab. Instructions will be sent out one week before the event.

Meet Our Speaker

Sami Laiho
Chief Research Officer, Adminize

Sami Laiho is one of the world's leading professionals in the Windows OS and Security. Sami has been working with and teaching OS troubleshooting, management, and security for over 25 years. Sami has been a Microsoft MVP in the Windows OS since 2011. Since 2019 Sami has been chosen by TiVi-magazine as one of the top 100 influencers in IT in his country, and is in Top10 of the most followed people in his field in Finland. At Microsoft Ignite 2018, Sami's "Behind the Scenes: How to build a conference winning session" and "Sami Laiho: 45 Life Hacks of Windows OS in 45 minutes" sessions were ranked as #1 and #2 out of 1,708 sessions! Before that, at Ignite 2017, Sami was evaluated as the Best External Speaker! Sami works as a Chief Research Officer and Senior Technical Fellow for More info at Follow Sami on Twitter @samilaiho.

Top Reasons To Join Us

In-Depth Training.

If you are an IT professional looking for intense training, TechMentor Training Seminars provide focused in-depth training with one of the top experts in the field. Attend this 2-Day virtual, Hands-On training seminar and learn how to protect your environment against current and future cybersecurity threats.


With small classes and expert instructors, the intimate setting of these TechMentor virtual courses allows for networking with your peers to learn from their experiences, problem-solve, and brings solutions back to your office.

Get the Most Out of Your Time.

If you don't have time for a full 4, 5 or 6-day conference, look no further. Get in-depth, actionable training that fits in with your busy schedule in this two-day virtual TechMentor seminar.

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  • Extended Early Bird Registration through February 16th
  • Standard Registration through February 19th
  • 2-Day Seminar
    (Price per attendee)
  • $1,400
  • $1,550
  • Team - 2-Day for Groups of 3 or More
    (Price per attendee)
  • $1,350
  • $1,500

Discounts are available for alumni, government employees, and educators. For more information, contact us at, or 949.296.9840.

Part of a team of 3 or more? Contact us at, or 949.296.9840 for more information and pricing.

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REFUND AND CANCELLATION: You may substitute one person in your place by contacting at least five business days prior to the event. If you must cancel all or part of your registration, your refund request must be sent no later than 20 business days prior. Your fee will be returned, less a $250 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued within 20 days of the event.

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