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Semperis Announces HIP London: Masters of Disaster – a Special Edition of its Award-Winning Hybrid Identity Protection Conference

Semperis Announces HIP London: Masters of Disaster – a Special Edition of its Award-Winning Hybrid Identity Protection Conference

Leading security experts will host a live Active Directory disaster recovery workshop at the event in London on Thursday, 9 June 2022

London, UK, – Semperis, the pioneer in identity-driven cyber resilience for enterprises, today announced that it will host a special edition of its Hybrid Identity Protection (HIP) Conference – HIP London –  a live one-day disaster recovery workshop in London on Thursday, 9 June 2022. Bringing together leading identity security experts from Europe and the US, the event will focus on crucial strategies for protecting and recovering Active Directory (AD), the Microsoft directory service that is included in most Windows operating systems and that has become a primary target of cyberattacks.

Threat actors increasingly attack AD to scout company networks, steal credentials and move laterally to encrypt and ransom critical resources. High-profile incidents involving AD include the Colonial Pipeline hack and the SolarWinds attack. Both demonstrate the potential scale of damage when AD is compromised.

To successfully recover from a cyberattack, organisations face the complex technical challenge of rebuilding their entire AD environment from backups. This process requires careful analysis, planning and coordination between different groups within the organisation.

During the live event in London, security practitioners can now learn first-hand from the industry’s leading experts how to navigate AD recovery. The free workshop will be presented by Semperis’ Masters of Disaster:

  • Guido Grillenmeier, Chief Technologist, Semperis, Microsoft MVP alumnus for Directory Services and co-author of Microsoft Windows Security Fundamentals
  • Jorge de Almeida Pinto, Lead Identity/Security Consultant, Semperis and Microsoft MVP since 2006
  • Gil Kirkpatrick, Chief Architect, Semperis, Microsoft MVP for Active Directory and Enterprise Mobility, founder of the Directory Experts Conference and author of Active Directory Programming

Attendees will learn why AD is a target for threat actors and how they attack to destroy networks; the various disaster scenarios practitioners need to consider; backup and restore technologies; how to organise and implement disaster recovery drills and more. At the end of the workshop, the presenters will walk the audience through a simulated AD attack and recovery.

In addition to the workshop, HIP London will include keynotes, networking opportunities and a panel session led by Sean Deuby, Director of Services, Semperis, who has been involved with Microsoft identity technology since its inception.

Microsoft Directory Services MVP and identity guru John Craddock will be speaking at HIP London on the following topic: 

The path towards Zero Trust Network Access 

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, we built castles with solid walls and a single entrance to protect our assets. We originally built IT systems like this, and for on-premises Active Directory, we created walls through a combination of our building, network and domain/forest boundaries. As with the castle, once inside the perimeter, trust was assumed. 

Today we need to reach out to partner organisations, cloud providers and allow our users to work from home. Our containing perimeter is gone, and we need to adopt a new stance as actors move around our systems and access resources. Never trust; always verify. This is the cornerstone of Zero Trust. 

In his keynote, John will delve into the principles of Zero Trust and examine the journey towards this golden panacea. Although many of the principles are generic, he will introduce Microsoft’s cloud tools and technologies to aid you on your quest. 

Originally established in the US, HIP was designed to advance the skills of IT and cybersecurity professionals through highly technical demonstrations and collaborative workshops. It is now the premier educational forum for identity-centric practitioners.

Registration is free:

The full conference agenda is available:

About Hybrid Identity Protection

Mobile workforces, cloud applications and digitalisation are changing every aspect of the modern enterprise. And with radical transformation come new business risks. Hybrid Identity Protection (HIP) is the premier educational forum for identity-centric practitioners. Whatever industry sector or job function, HIP strives to provide its community the insights and relationships needed to enable and protect today’s digitally driven organisations.




About Semperis

For security teams charged with defending hybrid and multi-cloud environments, Semperis ensures the integrity and availability of critical enterprise directory services at every step in the cyber kill chain and cuts recovery time by 90%. Purpose-built for securing hybrid Active Directory environments, Semperis’ patented technology protects over 50 million identities from cyberattacks, data breaches and operational errors. The world’s leading organisations trust Semperis to spot directory vulnerabilities, intercept cyberattacks in progress, and quickly recover from ransomware and other data integrity emergencies. Semperis is headquartered in Hoboken, New Jersey, and operates internationally, with its research and development team distributed between San Francisco and Tel Aviv.

Semperis hosts the award-winning Hybrid Identity Protection conference and podcast series ( and built the free Active Directory security assessment tool, Purple Knight ( The company has received the highest level of industry accolades, recently named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ list for the second consecutive year (2020-2021) and ranked among the top three fastest-growing cybersecurity companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 list. Semperis is accredited by Microsoft and recognised by Gartner.





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