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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

Chapter 6: Network Fundamentals for Hardening Windows

In this chapter, we will cover the importance of networking for the overall security and hardening of your Windows systems. Network security has traditionally been at the heart of security for users over the years, but this has shifted recently. Network security hasn't become any less important, but with the shift to the cloud and the more we decentralize our users from traditional office space, the strategy for securing our users has needed to change. Our security strategies have needed to shift from a strong focus on network perimeter security to device-level and identity focused security. This is for the simple reason that devices are no longer sitting within your corporate office anymore; they travel everywhere and connect to any network they can find.

Even though the workforce has become more decentralized and services are moving to the cloud, there is still a need to maintain the same level of network security within...