Security is an important issue for organizations as well as individuals. I would advise all organizations to attain and maintain a sound security posture. The work that Sanjay Tandon is doing to help organizations become and stay secure is great for the ecosystem."

–  JC Cannon,  Senior Privacy Strategist,  Trustworthy Computing Group,  Microsoft Corporation

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Last Five Years



Next Five Years

Securing the very foundation of global information security.

From 2001 through 2005, I had the opportunity to serve Microsoft Corporation in a vital capacity, along with which came great responsibility.

My responsibilities included designing mission-critical Windows and Active Directory security features, overseeing development efforts, authoring official documentation and providing authoritative guidance to Microsoft's customers.

I had the opportunity to architect key Active Directory security features such as the fine-grained password policies feature in Windows Server 2008, which enables organizations to apply stronger password policies for admins.

I also had the opportunity to author Microsoft's Best Practices for Delegating Active Directory Administration 400-page whitepaper, (available online at, which is used worldwide to securely provision identity and access management.

On behalf of Microsoft, I also provided guidance and ideas to independent software vendors leading to the development of successful Active Directory security and access management products.

In 2005, I went to work for Microsoft IT Security's Risk Assessment Team, where I had the opportunity to propose and perform a risk assessment of Microsoft's global Active Directory based security infrastructure. The findings and recommendations of the risk assessment helped Microsoft significantly bolster its global IT security infrastructure defenses.

In recognition of my contributions to Microsoft and its customers, I was awarded the Passion For Customers award at Microsoft Corporation.

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