Adnan Rafique

Information & Communications Technology

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New York City, New York, United States

Adnan Rafique

Cloud Security Leader | Mentor

Adnan is a multitalented and highly dedicated IT leader, who offers skills in cloud security and governance, digital transformation, project management, IT Leadership and problem solving. With over 20 years of experience, he has delivered highly complex projects including cloud migrations for the top fortune 50 companies. He has experience working with organizational transformations and leading teams that evaluate risks, articulate issues, develop consensus, raise awareness, solve problems and improve operational efficiencies.
He is a technical writer at ExchangeITPro blog, as well as a regular speaker for various international and local IT conferences. He has been Microsoft MVP for Office 365 Apps and Service from 2017-2019. He was MCT for the year 2016-2017. He has been Chartered Certified MCSE Productivity for Microsoft Exchange 2016. He had been on the board of GITCA and received award and recognition from British Computer Society, IEEE and NPA. For more information click here

https://exchangeitprocom.wordpress.com/bio/

Current sessions

Network Security is not enough when it comes to Cloud Identity

Identity has been considered the main boundary layer for security since the widespread adoption of the cloud applications in the past few years, representing a paradigm shift away from traditional network-centric business considerations.
While network security is still important with the advent of cloud-based applications which you can access from anywhere in the form of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and the rise of mobile workplace and bring your own devices means solely focusing on network strength isn’t enough to maintain proper access, control and protection over your data and your cloud environment.
In this session we will cover how Azure AI and ML (sentinel) enabled security feature can help your organization protect cloud identities and develop an intelligent SOC.


Defending your digital landscape in the era of Covid-19

Cybercrime and Cyber threats are on increase specially during Coiv-19. Google saw more than 18 million daily malware and phishing emails related to COVID-19 last week according to "The Verge" April 16 2020.

Since we all use email which is the most pervasive and powerful form of communication, but at the same time it is attacked the most. Email often servers as a trojan horse for attackers to target and compromise your users by “Phishing” their credentials. Some phishing attacks can be blatant as in the case of ransomware; others can remain undiscovered allowing assailants to silently move laterally within your network to breach your data and potentially steal intellectual property. Join me in this session and learn the techniques you can use to protect your organization against such attacks using Microsoft Office 365 capabilities.


What is your hybrid strategy for M 365?

Has your leadership decided to move to M365 and you are not sure how to plan your Hybrid strategy? Do you have nagging question on how it can change your existing infrastructure services. Come and join this and learn how can you make the most out M365 in a Hybrid.


What is your hybrid strategy for M 365?

Has your leadership decided to move to M365 and you are not sure how to plan your Hybrid strategy? Do you have nagging question on how it can change your existing infrastructure services. Come and join this and learn how can you make the most out M365 in a Hybrid.

45-60 min


Security and Compliance in Office 365

Security and Compliance in Office 365

45-60 min


Azure Architect Exam Prep 70-535

What It takes to become an Azure Architect. Join this session for a deep dive exam prep