Group Policy Gotchas: GPO Settings That Expose Your Environment

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Group Policy can provide massive security value if used correctly — and if used incorrectly, it can expose your Windows environment to cyberattacks.

To tap into this built-in tool’s security potential, IT pros of all experience levels must learn to tame the Group Policy beast. Know which GPO settings can put your organization at risk, and how to tune your environment to maximize your visibility. 

Join Brien Posey, a 20-time Microsoft MVP and IT expert, and Blumira’s Erica Mixon, Content Manager, for tips and tricks to harden your environment with Group Policy. They’ll discuss: 

  • Tangible takeaways and things you’ll be able to do right away in Group Policy to make a difference
  • Why improperly configured event log sizes can lead to aggregation issues
  • How to enable SMB signing to reduce your attack surface
  • Free tools like Logmira to eliminate the manual work of Group Policy 

This interactive, conversational-style session encourages questions and engagement with viewers – so sign up today for access to our security experts.


Brien Posey, Microsoft MVP, Author & Speaker

Brien Posey is a 20-time Microsoft MVP with over two decades of IT experience. Prior to becoming a freelance writer and speaker, Posey was the Chief Information Officer for a national chain of hospitals and healthcare facilities. Previously, Posey served as the lead network engineer for the United States Department of Defense at Fort Knox, and as a network administrator for some of the largest insurance companies in America. In addition to his continued work in IT, Posey has spent the last six years training as a commercial Scientist-Astronaut candidate for a mission to study polar mesospheric clouds from space.

Erica MixonErica Mixon, Content Manager, Blumira

Erica is an award-winning writer, editor and journalist with over ten years of experience in the digital publishing industry. Her foray into technology began at TechTarget, where she provided editorial coverage on a wide variety of IT topics, from VDI and Windows to data center infrastructure. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in writing, literature and publishing from Emerson College. At Blumira, she covers topics such as ransomware, Windows security, and zero-day vulnerabilities.