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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

Introducing Azure Sentinel

Azure Sentinel is a modernized SIEM and Security Orchestration Automated Response (SOAR) that is built on Microsoft cloud technology. Azure Sentinel is a centralized SIEM solution that provides an intelligent robust life cycle to allow the collection of data, the detection of threats, the investigation of threats, and responses to incidents. Because Azure Sentinel is a cloud-built solution, the ease of setup and integration makes this service an extremely attractive and powerful service for your security needs, especially compared to a traditional SIEM, which typically requires massive amounts of infrastructure and storage to efficiently support the ongoing log collection and compute power to analyze data.

Creating the connection

To set up Azure Sentinel within Azure, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to
  2. Search for Azure Sentinel and open it.
  3. Click on Add or Connect Workspace.
  4. Select a workspace to connect to,...