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MMS 2011: Day five wrap up

Primary Category = MMS 2011

Posted On 2011-03-26 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: MMS 2011 Microsoft Management Summit SCOM SCCM Ops Manager Configuration
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Last day in Las Vegas! The party last night was not too shabby, even being thrown and attended by some hardcore geeks. The party had a western theme, some good food (ribs, corn on the cob, and the usual western fair), pretty square dancers, and even a decent band (The Scotty Stamp Band). One of the singers did a great Johnny Cash.

One more breakout session, then a lab, then off to McCarran airport. I won't go into the lab detail here, except to say that it was on how to migrate Config Manager from 2007 to 2012. Looks like a pretty straightforward process, and no competent system administrator should have any problem in performing the upgrade.

First up, Hack Proof your Windows 2008 R2 server, presented by Erdal Ozkaya.

The first thing Erdal asked the audience was, "Is security your responsibility?" Half the folks in the room said no, while the other half agreed, yes, it was part of their job.

BZZZZZZ!!! The correct answer is that if you are an information technology professional, security should be deeply ingrained into everything you do in your job. If you don't think you should be aware of security, then you need to choose a different profession.

One important point that Erdal mentioned: "There is no way to stop a hacker. You can only make his job harder." This is so true. Any determined hacker will find a way to penetrate any defenses, given enough time. By throwing an effective defensive perimeter, you can make much more difficult for a hacker to get at your companies private information.

Here are a few more gems from Erdal:

Overall a great presentation. Some basic concepts on what you can do to keep your server and data safe.

Tools mentioned:

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