Mastering Windows Security and Hardening

Mastering Windows Security and Hardening
  • eBook:
    Mastering Windows Security and Hardening: Secure and protect your Windows environment from intruders, malware attacks, and other cyber threats
  • Author:
    Mark Dunkerley, Matt Tumbarello
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  • Data:
    July 8, 2020
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  • Pages:
    572 pages
  • Format:
    PDF, ePUB

Book Description
Enhance Windows security and protect your systems and servers from various cyber attacks

Key Features

  • Protect your device using a zero-trust approach and advanced security techniques
  • Implement efficient security measures using Microsoft Intune, Configuration Manager, and Azure solutions
  • Understand how to create cyber-threat defense solutions effectively

Book Description

Are you looking for effective ways to protect Windows-based systems from being compromised by unauthorized users?
Mastering Windows Security and Hardening is a detailed guide that helps you gain expertise when implementing efficient security measures and creating robust defense solutions.
We will begin with an introduction to Windows security fundamentals, baselining, and the importance of building a baseline for an organization. As you advance, you will learn how to effectively secure and harden your Windows-based system, protect identities, and even manage access. In the concluding chapters, the book will take you through testing, monitoring, and security operations. In addition to this, you'll be equipped with the tools you need to ensure compliance and continuous monitoring through security operations.
By the end of this book, you'll have developed a full understanding of the processes and tools involved in securing and hardening your Windows environment.

What you will learn

  • Understand baselining and learn the best practices for building a baseline
  • Get to grips with identity management and access management on Windows-based systems
  • Delve into the device administration and remote management of Windows-based systems
  • Explore security tips to harden your Windows server and keep clients secure
  • Audit, assess, and test to ensure controls are successfully applied and enforced
  • Monitor and report activities to stay on top of vulnerabilities

Who this book is for

This book is for system administrators, cybersecurity and technology professionals, solutions architects, or anyone interested in learning how to secure their Windows-based systems. A basic understanding of Windows security concepts, Intune, Configuration Manager, Windows PowerShell, and Microsoft Azure will help you get the best out of this book.


Section 1: Getting Started
Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Windows Security
Chapter 2: Building a Baseline
Chapter 3: Server Infrastructure Management
Chapter 4: End User Device Management

Section 2: Applying Security and Hardening
Chapter 5: Hardware and Virtualization
Chapter 6: Network Fundamentals for Hardening Windows
Chapter 7: Identity and Access Management
Chapter 8: Administration and Remote Management
Chapter 9: Keeping Your Windows Client Secure
Chapter 10: Keeping Your Windows Server Secure

Section 3: Protecting, Detecting, and Responding for Windows Environments
Chapter 11: Security Monitoring and Reporting
Chapter 12: Security Operations
Chapter 13: Testing and Auditing
Chapter 14: Top 10 Recommendations and the Future

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