Damir Dizdarevic is the CEO in company Logosoft d.o.o. Sarajevo. He is a b.sc.math, MCSE: Server Infrastructure, MCSE: Messaging, MCSA: Office365, MS: Azure and an MCT, specialized for cloud, infrastructure and identity solutions. He regularly writes MOC courses and very often speaks at Microsoft conferences about Azure, Office365, Exchange and other related topics. He is founder and leader of Bosnian community of Microsoft users, administrators, engineers and developers (MSCommunity BiH). He is constantly highly graded speaker on Microsoft conferences such as MS Network (Bosnia), MS Sinergija (Serbia), MS Windays (Croatia) and NT Conference (Slovenia) as well as on non-MS conferences. So far, he has published more than 400 technical articles for various IT magazines and portals. In last few years, he was actively working as an author of MOC courses about identities in Azure, as well as Office 365. Damir is an MVP since 2007 and the Microsoft Regional Director since 2017. His blog is available at http://dizdarevic.ba/ddamirblog.
Protecting identities by using Azure Active Directory
Keeping identities as secure as possible is today more important than ever. Official statistics say that today, each average user has five or more digital identities, both personal and/or work. Having more identities leads to having weak passwords or having a similar or same password on more than one identity. On the other hand, identity attacks tend to be unrecognized as long as possible, so that attacker can use other’s identity and access resources as long as possible. This generates the need to, not just protect identities, but also monitor user’s behavior and resources they access so you can detect identity misuse as early as possible. Azure Active Directory provides several functionalities to protect both privileged and standard user accounts. It also introduces a new model of monitoring as well as elevating privileges. This session discusses current features in Azure AD that can help you protect user identities both on premise and in a cloud.