Tech*Ed 2005 in Orlando, FL (USA) will include significant coverage of “non-admin” topics:
- SEC350 – “Tips and Tricks to Running Windows with Least Privilege”, which I’m presenting, and
- SEC351 – “Developing with Least Privilege”, presented by G. Andrew Duthie.
In addition, Robert Hurlbut will be leading a Birds of a Feather session, BOF034, “Developing Software as a Non-Administrator”, and Keith Brown‘s BoF session, BOF033, “Writing Partially Trusted Code” also represents a “least privilege” topic. [2005-05-19: added the following] Also, for a look at the future, don’t miss DSK210, “Longhorn Client Security Advancements”.
Are customers interested in these issues? Well, the Tech*Ed organizers surveyed registered attendees to determine which sessions would be the most popular. So which session topped the survey? Tips and Tricks to Running Windows with Least Privilege! The Security track organizers are also really stoked that the top six sessions in the survey are all Security track sessions.
My session is also one of twelve to be simulcast on the Internet via LiveMeeting. I’m on Wednesday, June 8, 2005, 8:30am – 9:45am Eastern Time (US). You can register for it here and view the full list of other simulcasts here. You’ll need to have installed the Microsoft LiveMeeting 2005 console – you can download the standalone installer here. (You need admin privileges to install the console, but not to use it!)
I’m also presenting “Tips and Tricks to Running Windows with Least Privilege” at Tech*Ed Europe in Amsterdam, July 5-8. I’ll try to post more details when I get them.