Practical Hardening

Well, this session was definitly worthwhile, and gave some great previews of what’s coming in Windows Server 2003 SP1. The presenter also made a strong push towards eliminating the LANMAN hashes from your organization, if at all possible. This means having a passphrase of at least 15 characters or turning off storing LANMAN hashes, but both of these can break downlevel clients.

So, not useful for us right now, but it does give one heck of an incentive to forge ahead, if possible at all.