Mastering Windows Security and Hardening: Secure and protect your Windows environment from intruders, malware attacks, and other cyber threats

October 31, 2020
Mastering Windows Security and Hardening: Secure and protect your Windows environment from intruders, malware attacks, and other cyber threats

Enhance Windows security and protect your systems andservers from various cyber attacksKey FeaturesProtect your device using a zero-trust approach and advancedsecurity techniquesImplement efficient security measures using Microsoft Intune,Configuration Manager, and Azure solutionsUnderstand how to create cyber-threat defense solutionseffectivelyBook DescriptionAre you looking for effective ways to protect Windows-based systemsfrom being compromised by unauthorized users?Mastering Windows Security and Hardening is a detailed guidethat helps you gain expertise when implementing efficient securitymeasures and creating robust defense solutions.We will begin with an introduction to Windows securityfundamentals, baselining, and the importance of building a baselinefor an organization. As you advance, you will learn how toeffectively secure and harden your Windows-based system, protectidentities, and even manage access. In the concluding chapters, thebook will take you through testing, monitoring, and securityoperations. In addition to this, you'll be equipped with the toolsyou need to ensure compliance and continuous monitoring throughsecurity operations.By the end of this book, you'll have developed a fullunderstanding of the processes and tools involved in securing andhardening your Windows environment.What you will learnUnderstand baselining and learn the best practices for buildinga baselineGet to grips with identity management and access management onWindows-based systemsDelve into the device administration and remote management ofWindows-based systemsExplore security tips to harden your Windows server and keepclients secureAudit, assess, and test to ensure controls are successfullyapplied and enforcedMonitor and report activities to stay on top ofvulnerabilitiesWho this book is forThis book is for system administrators, cybersecurity andtechnology professionals, solutions architects, or anyoneinterested in learning how to secure their Windows-based systems. Abasic understanding of Windows security concepts, Intune,Configuration Manager, Windows PowerShell, and Microsoft Azure willhelp you get the best out of this book.Table of ContentsFundamentals of Windows SecurityBuilding a BaselineServer Infrastructure ManagementEnd User Device ManagementHardware and VirtualizationNetwork Fundamentals for Hardening WindowsIdentity and Access ManagementAdministration and Remote ManagementKeeping Your Windows Client SecureKeeping Your Windows Server SecureSecurity Monitoring and ReportingSecurity OperationsTesting and AuditingTop 10 Recommendations and the Future