Improving security posture of MacOS and Linux with Azure AD
2022-08-12, 13:00–14:00 (US/Pacific), Talks (Virtual)

Most organizations have Windows, MacOS and Linux in their environment. Typically many of the security controls that are applied to Windows are not applied to MacOS or Linux, due to the size of the footprint and the difficulty of implementation. This can lead to holes in an organization's overall security posture as well as a poor end user experience.

Recently, Azure AD has released some new functionality to help improve the overall environment security posture for MacOS and Linux, both servers and clients. We'll discuss how these pieces work deep down and some best practices on deploying them.

We are from the Microsoft identity product group responsible for Active Directory and Azure Active Directory. We’ve noticed many customers struggle to deliver a good end user experience to their Apple and Linux Platforms. There are various ways to do this, but many customers are simply unaware of recommended configurations and best practices. This will be a deeply technical session that focuses not only on what can be done to improve this experience, but how the underlying Microsoft, Linux, and Apple technologies can work better together.

Mark Morowczynski (@markmorow) is a Principal Program Manager on the customer success team in the Microsoft Identity division. He spends most of his time working with customers on their deployments of Azure Active Directory. Previously he was PFE supporting Active Directory, Active Directory Federation Services and Windows Client performance. He was also one of the founders of the AskPFEPlat blog. He's spoken at various industry events such as Black Hat, Defcon Blue Team Village, Blue Team Con, GrayHat, several BSides, Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft MVP Summits, The Experts Conference (TEC), The Cloud Identity Summit, SANs Security Summits and TechMentor.

Michael Epping is a Senior Product Manager in the Azure AD Engineering team at Microsoft. He is part of the customer experience team and his role is to accelerate the adoption of cloud services across enterprise customers. Michael helps customers deploy Azure AD features and capabilities via long-term engagements that can last years, as well as working within the engineering organization as an advocate on behalf of those customers. Michael has more than 9 years of experience working with customers to deploy Microsoft products like Azure AD, Intune, and Office 365.