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Microsoft LAPS: Local Administrator Passwords Made Easy

Thursday, January 19
10:00 am - 10:50 am
Room: Virtual
Cybersecurity, Data Privacy
Administrators, Teachers, Technology Leaders/Support

In this session we will take a look at the 100% free Microsoft Local Administrator Password Solutions (LAPS) software. LAPS allows you to have a unique local administrator password for every Windows machine in your environment and to easily rotate them automatically.

Why not just have one administrator password for all of the workstations? Well, that’s what the hackers are banking on, if they get Administrator credentials on one machine, they now have them for all. Let’s make their job tougher by not reusing an administrator-level password. Even more so, because it does it automatically through Active Directory, the password can be changed on a regular basis.

Ben Story
Ben Story
Sr. Network Security Engineer, RedEye Network Solutions, LLC

Ben Story is a network security engineer for RedEye Network Solutions. He has been working with networking since 1998, his Freshman year at Truman State University, when he worked for a school district-run dial-up ISP managing their Shiva LanRover modem bank. Over the course of his career, he has worked in education, transportation, and healthcare.