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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 Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Microsoft Endpoint Manager Admin Center (EMAC) is the unified endpoint management solution that brings Intune, Configuration Manager, co-management, Windows Autopilot, and MDATP into one console. EMAC adds the power of cloud analytics to these standalone technologies and offers unified reporting views to gain insights into the compliance of your Windows devices from both Intune and Configuration Manager telemetry. Using software updates, Windows updates for business policies can be scheduled and assigned from the Microsoft Endpoint Manager console. The Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center login page can be found at this link:

The following screenshot shows the status of all device configuration profiles as pushed to devices:

Figure 4.16 – Device configuration status overview from Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Recently rebranded, EMAC is the place to perform all remote...