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  • Technical
  • Semi-structured with some slides and live demo environments
  • Delivered by qualified Microsoft Solutions Architects

About the presenter

Matt Smith, Microsoft Solutions Architect, Softwerx

Matt offers a blend of deep-technical Microsoft insight combined with a natural and personable ability to communicate clearly at all levels. He has over 10 years’ experience in managed service delivery and project design of Microsoft infrastructure and security. Matt oversees the roadmap and feature definition for our services by employing a wealth of product knowledge.

This places him in a unique position to understand customer requirements and match these to product capabilities.

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Feedback about presenter Matt Smith

“Matt has been an invaluable source of information to help define our information security policies and configuration of Microsoft 365 services to enforce them for our hundreds of users across 16 offices.  

He’s a gifted communicator when translating technical capabilities into scenarios our team can understand.”

– Darren Buckman, Head of Cresset Operations, YMCA Trinity Group

November 2022 Microsoft Security TechTalk

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Every organisation should access a Security Operations Centre (SOC) to ensure 24×7 protection. This Microsoft Security TechTalk explores the challenges and benefits of running a SOC. You will discover three ways SOC analysts can overcome obstacles by using the Microsoft stack to enhance efficiency and reduce mean time to remediate attacks.

This Microsoft Security TechTalk is hosted by leading Microsoft Authority and Softwerx Technical Director, Adriaan Bekker.


September 2022 Microsoft Security TechTalk

Multi-cloud adoption is becoming a standard operating model for organisations and it’s challenging to have the right security controls and posture across your environment.

This TechTalk focuses on how to protect your organisation’s cloud and hybrid environments.


July 2022 Microsoft Security TechTalk

Microsoft has recently changed the landscape for midmarket firms seeking to increase their security.

Join this technical webinar to find how you can use Microsoft Secure Score to advance your thinking and your organisation’s security.


November 2021 Microsoft Security TechTalk

An integrated Microsoft 365 + Zscaler solution provides end-to-end protection from the device to the application.

Today’s approach to security has shifted from a static network perimeter to rather focus on the entity, resource, and user device. This trend and Zscaler’s world-leading security features has meant Microsoft has developed a deep integration with Zscaler. This Microsoft Security TechTalk covers the basics of Zscaler’s approach to SASE and Zero Trust to secure sensitive data and connect users securely from anywhere.


October 2021 Microsoft Security TechTalk

New and more dangerous strains of ransomware are emerging all the time. Ransomware is becoming more ubiquitous and hazardous due to the increasing sophistication of attacks.

In this webinar, discover how to recover from a ransomware attack once it has taken place by leveraging features of Microsoft 365.


September 2021 Microsoft Security TechTalk

Windows 365 combines the power and security of the cloud with the versatility and simplicity of the PC.

In this webinar you will discover the fundamentals of how to configure and deploy Windows 365 Cloud PC for your team, and how it operates within a Zero Trust security model. Windows 365 gives you the power and flexibility of the cloud while allowing you to access your Windows setup from devices anywhere.


August 2021 Microsoft Security TechTalk

Privileged access management allows granular access control over privileged admin tasks in Office 365. It can help protect your organisation from breaches that use existing privileged admin accounts with standing access to sensitive data or access to critical configuration settings.

In this webinar, discover how to enable and configure privileged access management in your organisation.


June 2021 Microsoft Security TechTalk

Microsoft Sentinel (formerly Azure Sentinel) is your bird’s-eye view of events across the enterprise. Find out how to leverage Azure AI for smarter and faster threat protection.

In this webinar, you will find out how to leverage Sentinel’s AI and intelligent analytics for smarter and faster threat protection.


May 2021 Microsoft Security TechTalk

Every Office 365 subscription comes with Microsoft Defender included, so when configured correctly, it should be the foundation for your M365 digital security strategy.

In this webinar, you will cover the basic setup of Defender, how to optimise it for your needs, and the features available from different Microsoft subscriptions.


April 2021 Microsoft Security TechTalk

This webinar covers the principles of data classification in Microsoft 365 and how we use it to build a solid foundation for good data governance. The data classification process tags data by sensitivity and risk. When data is classified it becomes possible to secure it more effectively against loss, abuse or theft.

In this TechTalk you’ll discover how data classification is put in practice using features like sensitivity labelling and the unified labelling platform, you will also learn how Data Loss Prevention (DLP) can be achieved using Microsoft Information Protection and Microsoft Cloud App Security.


March 2021 Microsoft Security TechTalk

Microsoft Defender Antivirus delivers the comprehensive, ongoing, and real-time protection you expect against software threats like viruses, malware, and spyware across email, apps, the cloud, and the web.

This webinar was presented by Matt Smith, Microsoft Solutions Architect. It explored the fundamentals of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and looked at how you can integrate Endpoint Manager and Conditional Access to enhance your Zero Trust model.


February 2021 Microsoft Security TechTalk

Microsoft Cloud App Security is a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) that natively integrates with leading Microsoft solutions and is designed with security professionals in mind.

This webinar was presented by Matt Smith, Microsoft Solutions Architect. It explored the basics of Microsoft Cloud App Security and went on to look at how we integrate with Conditional Access and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint to address security gaps in an organization’s use of cloud services.


January 2021 Microsoft Security TechTalk

Conditional Access is at the heart of Azure Active Directory’s new identity-driven control plane. Conditional Access is the tool used by Azure AD to bring information together, to make decisions, and to enforce organizational policies.

This webinar is presented by Matt Smith, Microsoft Solutions Architect. It explored the basics of Conditional Access in Azure AD and goes on to look at how Conditional Access works within a Zero Trust framework. It also covered how to configure Conditional Access and Cloud App Security to manage data access.


December 2020 Microsoft Security TechTalk

Microsoft Endpoint Manager combines services such as Microsoft Intune, Configuration Manager, Desktop Analytics, Autopilot and Co-management to deliver a seamless and secure modern working environment for a new hybrid workforce.  

In this webinar, Matt Smith, Microsoft Solutions Architect, takes a deep-dive into Microsoft Endpoint Manager starting with the concept in principle, and demonstrating how it can be effectively configured and deployed.


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