CyberOps Windows Hardening: Windows Server Hardening Best Practices

Cybersecurity    |    Beginner
  • 16 videos | 1h 32m 41s
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Windows servers are the heart of many corporate networks and may contain sensitive company data that, if leaked or stolen by an attacker, would be catastrophic. Protecting the Windows Server assets and preventing a security compromise is an important skill for IT security professionals to master. In this course, you'll learn how to help prevent security incidents by hardening the Windows Server and reducing the attack surface. You'll learn how to follow common security best practices to lock down a Windows system by hardening user accounts, passwords, services, the file system, and common network services, such as DNS and IIS.


  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
    outline key concepts related to Windows Server hardening
    remove unneeded software from a Windows server
    disable an unneeded service on a Windows server and illustrate how to modify the security context of that service
    outline security best practices to harden Windows Server user accounts
    implement a password policy to prevent dictionary attacks on a Windows server
    implement an account lockout policy on a Windows server to stop brute force attacks
    control or limit group membership on a Windows server
  • describe common techniques to secure Windows Server file systems
    add additional security by customizing the user rights of a Windows server
    outline advanced steps used to harden a Windows server
    use techniques to harden Windows DNS servers
    use techniques to harden Windows IIS web servers
    define what is meant by auditing and interrelate it to Windows Server hardening
    monitor activity using Windows Server auditing
    summarize the key concepts covered in this course


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    3.  Removing Unnecessary Windows Server Software
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    4.  Hardening Network Services on a Windows Server
    9m 43s
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    5.  Windows Server User Account Hardening Best Practices
    4m 3s
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    6.  Securing Windows Accounts with a Password Policy
    6m 47s
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    7.  Configuring a Windows Server Account Lockout Policy
    6m 8s
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    8.  Limiting Windows Server Group Membership
    8m 38s
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    9.  Windows Server File System Hardening Techniques
    4m 54s
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    10.  Modifying Windows Server User Rights
    6m 47s
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    11.  Hardening Windows Servers with Additional Software
    3m 59s
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    12.  Hardening Windows DNS Servers
    4m 37s
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    13.  Hardening Windows IIS Web Servers
    9m 49s
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    14.  Auditing and Windows Server Hardening
    4m 28s
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    15.  Using Auditing to Monitor Windows Server Activity
    9m 12s
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    16.  Course Summary
    1m 15s


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