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Mastering Windows Security and Hardening

By : Mark Dunkerley, Matt Tumbarello
Book Image

Mastering Windows Security and Hardening

By: Mark Dunkerley, Matt Tumbarello

Overview of this book

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.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Section 1: Getting Started
Section 2: Applying Security and Hardening
Section 3: Protecting, Detecting, and Responding for Windows Environments

Technical requirements

This chapter will provide instructions that will allow you to enable security features in Windows server and configure Group Policy. In order to follow along, you will need basic knowledge of PowerShell, access to server roles that need to be installed, and be able to modify Group Policy in your domain environment and deploy resources in Azure. The following products and tools will be referenced:

  • Windows Server 2019 Core and Desktop versions
  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Azure Subscription with Contributor Rights:
  • PowerShell, including the Azure PowerShell Az module:

Check out the following video to see the Code in Action: