Gain the tools to tackle customer security challenges at Days of the Defenders

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Prioritizing online security continues to be critical for everyone who touches and manages online and cloud-based information. Many have a story about a company or customer who experienced an online security threat—and we are all working to put an end to those stories.

As security needs constantly evolve, we want to give our partners the tools and resources to help them confidently tackle customer security challenges. With this end in mind, Microsoft is hosting the Days of the Defenders in-person events across the United States. These security-focused events offer the opportunity to explore security offerings while connecting with Microsoft security architects. Save your seat now for a spot in Irvine, California; Las Colinas, Texas; or Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Build foundational security knowledge and identify gaps

One of the biggest realizations many come to is that security is not as simple as buying a product. Tools must be tuned, services monitored, threats identified. Building technology and solutions on a foundation of security is an essential place to start and having conversations with customers to identify visibility gaps or other security needs is critical.  

When there are security tools from multiple vendors working together, visibility gaps can occur. While each tool does its job well, there is not always the needed communication between the tools. This gap in visibility gives hackers an advantage. As part of the Days of the Defenders event, we will look at how a tightly connected suite of security products can help provide the best possible security solution to customers and give security teams a clear trail to follow in case there are attacks on your network.

Products you will get to learn more about include Microsoft Defender for Cloud, Microsoft Sentinel, and the Microsoft 365 Defender suite. Experts will also explore some of the following takeaways and best practices for how to position, design, and plan for common security scenarios with your customers:

  1. Position for common security scenarios: The most important takeaway here is to take that first step. Even the smallest move toward incorporating security is a step in the right direction. One of the most effective defenses an organization can implement against identity attacks is multi-factor authentication. This can be done at little to no cost for customers with a rollout time measured in a matter of minutes. This is one of the many tools offered by Microsoft security solutions to help your customers start securing their environment, even if they’re operating on a limited budget or don’t have a highly trained security team monitoring their network.
  2.  Design for common security scenarios: Buying a license for a security application and turning it on is not a “set it and forget it” scenario. It takes tweaking, tuning, and adjusting to ensure online and cloud infrastructures are protected in the best way possible. During this event, Microsoft security architects will walk partners through guidance for properly sizing and designing their Microsoft Defender for Cloud and Microsoft Sentinel workloads. The goal is to help partners create solutions that provide customers with real-time protection and strong return on investment.
  3. Plan for common security scenarios: Without proper planning, a solution cannot be relied on to accomplish its goal. And the more you understand about the security tools you’re using, the better the security solution you can plan for and provide to customers. This planning also allows you to provide logical explanations for elements like design choices, rollout methods, and timelines—which builds trust with customers.

Prepare for security conversations with customers

Understanding the latest security tools and how to position, design, and plan for common security scenarios isn’t the end of it. The upcoming Days of the Defenders events will equip you with the knowledge and tools to successfully have security discussions with your customers. Common questions you will be able to answer include:

  • How can I best use Microsoft Defender for Cloud to secure Azure, hybrid, and third-party cloud workloads? 
  • What are the best scenarios for positioning Microsoft Sentinel, and how can it improve efficiency of my security operations center? 
  • What capabilities exist in the Microsoft Defender suite for protecting Microsoft 365 workloads?

You will also learn the right questions to ask when developing a security solution so it is affordable, manageable, and most importantly, helps secure a business against threats.

Register today for Days of the Defenders

Join one of the upcoming Days of the Defenders events to gain insight into the strength and value of Microsoft security products. The face-to-face format will allow attendees to evaluate common scenarios, brainstorm on best practices, and participate in a security-focused game to demonstrate their security knowledge. 

This hands-on game is called “Who Hacked?” Partners can test their security sleuthing skills to collect evidence and draw a conclusion about how an attack on an organization was accomplished. Instead of being a lab exercise with a set of instructions leading to a foregone conclusion, participants will have to think, reason, and remember to succeed.

Register for an upcoming date and location that works best for you: 

  • May 17-18 | 9 AM to 4 PM CST | Los Colinas, TX
  • May 24-25 | 9 AM to 4 PM PST | Irvine, CA 
  • August 2-3 | 9 AM to 4 PM EST | Fort Lauderdale, FL