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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

Section 2: Applying Security and Hardening

This section will provide you with the knowledge you need to apply all the recommended security settings. This will ensure your Windows environment is as hardened and secure as possible.

This section includes the following chapters:

  • Chapter 5, Hardware and Virtualization
  • Chapter 6, Networking Fundamentals for Hardening Windows
  • Chapter 7, Identity and Access Management
  • Chapter 8, Administration and Remote Management
  • Chapter 9, Keeping Your Windows Client Secure
  • Chapter 10, Keeping Your Windows Server Secure