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Mastering Windows Security and Hardening

By : Mark Dunkerley, Matt Tumbarello
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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

Planning for business continuity and DR

To finish this chapter, we are going to cover BCP and DR and the importance they play as they relate to security. When we look at BCP and DR, it is important to understand that these are separate functions that serve different purposes. BCP is a business-specific function that focuses on the business as a whole to ensure the continued operation of the business. The DR function is technical in nature and focuses on the recovery of IT infrastructure and systems. The DR plan falls within the larger BCP plan for the entire organization.

BCP is not a simple plan to build and put in place as it requires a lot of time and resources to build the plan. In addition to building a well-documented plan, it is just as important to ensure that everyone is familiar with the plan and that it has been coordinated and tested in some way. When it comes to executing the BCP plan in a real-world scenario, you don't want to be doing so for the first time without...