Riaz Javed Butt

Riaz Javed Butt

Security Architect | CISSP, CCSP | rMVP

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Technology evangelist experienced with Cloud Architecture and CyberSecurity. I am currently working as CyberSecurity Architect at Microsoft. My technical experience is followed by consulting positions advising both internal and external (local & International) stakeholders/customers on strategic technology selection and adoption along with delivery of solutions across a range of business units. Before joining Microsoft, I have been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for contribution for Microsoft Azure and Office Apps & Services.

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Microsoft Information Protection
  • cyber security
  • Information Security Governance and Risk
  • Cyberthreats
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Azure AD
  • Azure IoT
  • Azure Security
  • SIEM
  • SOAR
  • Microsoft sentinel
  • Office 365 Threat Management
  • Office 365 Governance

Securing, governing, and protecting your Office 365 investments

Microsoft continues to invest in services and capabilities to help you protect, detect, and respond to a variety of emerging security and compliance needs for Office 365.

This session is an interactive scenario-based whiteboard and demonstration session to help you implement comprehensive controls based on a variety of dimensions across the identity of the user; their location and device; and the application, service, and content they are accessing.

Protect your data in Microsoft Teams

The advanced security capabilities of Microsoft Teams including data loss prevention, information barriers and more helps you protect your corporate data stored in Microsoft Teams. In this demo-rich session, see concrete examples of how Teams can help you work with confidence knowing that your information is secured.

Deep Dive into Microsoft Threat Protection

Microsoft Threat Protection, an integrated solution providing security across multiple attack vectors, including identities, endpoints, email and data, cloud apps, and infrastructure. This session features on how you can begin using Microsoft Threat Protection in your organization.

I’ll be covering the very latest, including the ability to correlate incidents, advanced hunting capabilities and automated incident response capabilities of ATP.

10 steps to Secure Modern Workplace

In this session, we discuss the top things you can and should do to secure your modern workplace. Our tips cover everything from securely accessing your environment, to making sure you can respond appropriately if and when a security incident occurs.

Secure your information, not your devices

With so many different ways to secure data across the Office 365 platform, it’s hard to know what to use when. IRM, AIP, DLP, or are sharing protections enough?

In this session, I will help you to better understand data and message secure technologies and how to use the different features in the best way for both the users and the organization. The focus of this session is on understanding the different technologies (IRM, AIP, DLP, and more) and usage scenarios by using examples and demos covering both E3 and E5 technologies for data protection and monitoring.

Azure AD Conditional Access & Intune App Protection - Better Together

Users are always looking for the easiest way to get access to work resources. They don’t want to enroll their device for MDM management just to get access to email, they simply want to have access to email or document right here, right now.

Even if MDM enrollment is required, app protection policies will give a more secure access with managing the app in addition to the device. This topic is focused on how you can get started with a baseline configuration that secures all user access to emails and documents in the cloud from any mobile device while ensuring anywhere access.

Azure Conditional Access - First Step to Zero Trust Model

Today, in most organizations, there exists an abundance of security solutions and yet what will actually make you secure remains obscure. Zero trust model is the way to go with ever growing cyber-attacks. With cloud era, Identity is the most important aspect of security to protect. To start with your journey to zero trust model, come to this session to get your much needed answers on the steps you can quickly take to protect yourself against the most prevalent current and emerging threats by leveraging conditional access policies in Azure to protect your identities!

Security Posture with Microsoft Secure Score

Ever wonder on how and what needs to be done to improve cloud security posture for your implementation? With few basic recommended configurations, you can improve your security posture to make it harder for bad actors to get into the system. Microsoft Secure Score helps you understand what your current security position is in products like Office 365 and Windows and show you how you can easily increase your position though the built-in recommendations.

Combat advanced cyber attacks with Microsoft Cloud App Security

Microsoft Cloud App Security is uniquely positioned as a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) to help you detect threats, compromised accounts, rogue applications, malware, and ransomware within your environment. In this session, we will deep dive into the detection capabilities that exist today with MCAS, how we can leverage MCAS to detect and respond to malicious behavior and activities of the users.

5 simple steps to Deploy Microsoft Cloud App Security

Microsoft Cloud App Security is uniquely positioned as a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) to help you detect threats, compromised accounts, rogue applications, malware, and ransomware within your environment. This session will be focused on how you can easily deploy Microsoft Cloud App security and start getting insights to your environment to protect against malicious actors. I will be sharing my field experience of MCAS deployment with large enterprise customers and how we can drive a successful CASB deployment.

End to End Data Protection with Microsoft Information Protection

Every organization has sensitive that they deal on day-to-day basis and may be at different stages of information protection journey. Join me to learn some useful tips and tricks to get started with information protection journey for your organization, regardless of where you are in that process (with a focus on Azure Information Protection, Office 365 Information Protection solutions and other related technologies).

While deployment of Information Protection is important, making information protection a part of your company culture can be challenging from end user adoption perspective. Users who are working on sensitive data need to understand that now there’s a simple, intuitive process to secure sensitive data. Get some ideas on how you can maximize secure behavior in your users with minimal friction.

SharePoint Saturday Sacramento 2020

December 2020 Sacramento, California, United States

M365 Friday Cincinnati

October 2020 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

EuropeClouds Summit

October 2020

SharePoint Saturday Saskatchewan 2020

October 2020 Regina, Canada

Teams Day Online 2

September 2020

The North American Collaboration Summit 2020

September 2020 Branson, Missouri, United States

Office 365 Nashville

May 2020 Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Modern WorkPlace Summit

April 2020 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Office 365 Saturday Redmond 2020

March 2020 Redmond, Washington, United States

Our 8th M365\Power Platform Chicago Suburbs

February 2020 Addison, Illinois, United States

SharePoint Saturday - VB 2020

Delivered session on Microsoft Information Protection.

January 2020 Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

Microsoft Ignite Tour - Canada

Delivered two sessions:

1- Intune App Protection and Conditional Access Policies
2- Microsoft Cloud App Security

January 2020 Toronto, Canada

SharePoint Saturday Denver 2019

October 2019 Denver, Colorado, United States

SPS Los Angeles

September 2019 Los Angeles, California, United States

SharePoint Saturday - Los Angeles

SharePoint administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint Technologies will meet for SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles 2019 on September 28th, 2019​ at the Microsoft Playa Vista Office located at ​13031 W. Jefferson Blvd, Suite 200, Playa Vista, CA 90094​.

I'll be talking about Microsoft cloud app security and how cloud apps security add value to Office 365 and protect from advanced cyber security attacks.

September 2019 Los Angeles, California, United States

IT Dev/Conn Conference

Protect against Malicious users with Microsoft Cloud App Security

October 2018 Dallas, Texas, United States

Microsoft Ignite

Deploy Microsoft Cloud App Security

September 2018 Orlando, Florida, United States

Riaz Javed Butt

Security Architect | CISSP, CCSP | rMVP

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States