The Current State of Microsoft Identity Security (Active Directory & Azure AD / Entra ID): Common Se

When:  Feb 9, 2024 from 11:00 to 13:00 (CT)
Associated with  Springfield, Missouri Chapter

Presentation Topic:

The Current State of Microsoft Identity Security (Active Directory & Azure AD / Entra ID): Common Security Issues and Misconfigurations


This presentation explores the current state of Microsoft identity security. Join Sean Metcalf in this talk where he discusses the types of Active Directory and Azure AD (Entra ID) security issues Trimarc has seen in customer environments. He will also talk about the attacks these security issues enable and how best to mitigate. Sean will also discuss hybrid cloud integration components and correlate how attackers are targeting and compromising environments across environments. Further explored are attacker trends in Active Directory and Azure AD (Entra ID), including some examples of modern attacks. The talk concludes with feasible recommendations on how best to protect against attack methods covered in this talk.


  • Introduction
  • Common Security Issues
    • Active Directory
    • Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS)
    • Azure AD / Entra ID
    • Okta Integration
  • Attacks: Caesars & MGM
  • Cloud Risks
  • Current State of AD & Azure AD
  • Conclusion



Sean Metcalf is founder and CTO at Trimarc (, a professional services company which focuses on improving enterprise security. He is one of about 100 people in the world who holds the Microsoft Certified Master Directory Services (MCM) Active Directory certification, is a former Microsoft MVP, and has presented on Active Directory, Azure AD, & Microsoft Cloud attack and defense at security conferences such as Black Hat, BSides, DEF CON, DerbyCon, & BlueHat. Sean is also a co-host on the weekly Enterprise Security Weekly podcast (


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  • Members: $25.00
  • Student: $25.00
  • Non-Members: $35.00


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