Turn Off SMB1 with Ned Pyle

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Turn off SMB1! Richard talks to Ned Pyle about the ongoing battle to retire SMB1, a 30-year-old file transfer protocol at the heart of recent malware attacks. While there are patches to eliminate the vulnerability, the best patch is removing the protocol entirely. Already on the schedule for deprecation, Ned talks about how ransomware like WannaCry has accelerated the process. Windows hasn't depended on SMB1 since 2006, the challenge other devices and software - some are current. Patch your systems, be safe and turn off SMB1!


Ned Pyle (@nerdpyle) is an 15 year Microsoft veteran and a Principal Program Manager in the Microsoft Windows Server Cloud and Enterprise engineering group, managing replication and remote file protocols like Storage Replica, SMB, DFSR, and Scale-out File Server. He edits the Server Storage blog (https://aka.ms/serverstorage). His previous role was a Technical Lead within Microsoft escalation support, where he supported Active Directory and was the founder of the infamous AskDS blog. Prior to Microsoft, he spent eight years in IT consulting and before that was a US Marine infantryman. He lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife and all the dogs.

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