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Microsoft and Quest Cybersecurity Summit - Australia

Microsoft + Quest Cybersecurity Summit



  • Date:Aug. 6, 2024
Microsoft + Quest Cybersecurity Summit

In today's security landscape, compromised identities are the leading cause of cyber breaches, with 80% of incidents involving identity theft. Active Directory (both on-prem AD and Entra ID) is often a prime target, as controlling AD means controlling the organization.

Identity protection is so important to Microsoft that its the first pillar in their comprehensive and newly expanded Secure Future Initiative announced in May 2024 and its why both Quest and Microsoft are driving awareness for the Identity Threat Protection and Response (ITDR) cybersecurity discipline.

Join us for a half-day information-packed event with Microsoft and Quest security experts to discuss the future of hybrid identity, including:

  • The expanding attack surface with Active Directory and Entra ID
  • Microsoft’s Secure Future Initiative: Identity Protection
  • Combatting misconfigurations, missed alerts, and cybersecurity shortage
  • Modernizing hybrid AD to take advantage of cloud-native capabilities like Security Copilot
  • Applying Identity Threat Detection and Response (ITDR) security principles with Quest

Join us in Melbourne on August 6 or Sydney on August 8 to learn practical strategies to mitigate threats, streamline your security processes with ITDR and cloud-native capabilities, and gain actionable insights into protecting your critical Microsoft assets.


Check In & Light Lunch12:00 PM
Securing Identities: A Collaborative Vision by Microsoft and QuestJohn Hernandez, Quest1:00 PM
Microsoft Identity Security Landscape in Entra IDMerill Fernando, Microsoft1:30 PM
Microsoft Identity Security Landscape in Active DirectoryBronwyn Mercer, Microsoft2:00 PM
Break2:30 PM
Mitigating Active Directory threats before, during and after disasterMatthew Vinton, Quest2:45 PM
Accelerate Entra ID-Joined Endpoints and Secure Devices Through MigrationCameron Dench, Quest3:15 PM
Customer testimonial of Quest and MicrosoftCustomer3:45 PM
Closing RemarksRichard Kulkarni, Quest4:15 PM
Happy Hour & Networking4:30 PM

Microsoft and Quest Speakers

John Hernandez, President & GM, Platform Management, Quest Software

  • Extensive experience driving growth in enterprise cloud and application software
  • Experience in enterprise cloud and application software companies
  • Leadership in SaaS transformation and expansion into security markets

Merill Fernando, Principal Product Manager, Microsoft Entra Product Group, Microsoft Security

  • Responsibilities: Helps define identity strategy, secure tenants, and deploy Microsoft Entra
  • Author of Microsoft’s Essential Eight white paper on multi-factor authentication
  • Creator of apps/services:,, idPowerToys, Graph X-Ray; Publisher of Entra.News weekly newsletter

Bronwyn Mercer, Security Architect, Microsoft Consulting Service

  • Role: Designs and implements secure technology solutions across Asia-Pacific
  • Co-leads Sydney chapter of Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN)

Matthew Vinton, Senior Product Manager, Quest Software

  • Expertise: Active Directory security with extensive pre-sales and product management experience
  • Products: Change Auditor, On Demand Audit, Security Guardian

Cameron Dench, Principal Solution Consultant, Quest Software

  • Experience: Over 20 years helping customers design, build, and migrate Microsoft environments
  • Expertise: Support, administration, engineering, consulting, and presale

Select Dates to Register

  Date Time Location
Aug. 6, 2024 12:00 PM AEST Microsoft Melbourne Office, Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place, Southbank, VIC 3006
Aug. 8, 2024 12:00 PM AEST Microsoft Sydney Office, Level 27, 1 Denison Street, North Sydney, NSW, 2060

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