CyberOps Windows Hardening: Windows Workstation Hardening Best Practices

Cybersecurity    |    Beginner
  • 15 videos | 1h 29m 23s
  • Includes Assessment
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If successful in exploiting your Windows workstations, hackers could move laterally across the network to compromise other assets like your servers and databases, which contain sensitive information. In this course, you'll learn how to protect your Windows workstations by following standard operating system hardening procedures to reduce the attack surface and help prevent a security compromise. You'll learn how to secure a workstation by implementing hardening procedures related to the BIOS/UEFI. You'll carry out user account and group membership security strategies. You'll practice reducing unneeded software, patching the system, configuring user rights, and setting up auditing. Additionally, you'll work with full disk encryption, antivirus methods, firewall software, and security templates. To carry out this work, you'll utilize BitLocker, AppLocker, and Windows Defender.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
    List common bios/uefi settings used to help secure a windows system
    Demonstrate how to harden user accounts on a windows workstation
    Demonstrate how to restrict the software that can run on a windows workstation using an applocker policy
    Demonstrate how to uninstall unneeded windows components and harden windows services on a windows workstation
    Illustrate the importance of patching a windows system
    Demonstrate how to create a password policy on a windows workstation to prevent dictionary attacks
    Demonstrate how to create an account lockout policy on a windows workstation to prevent brute force attacks
  • Demonstrate how to manipulate windows user rights
    Demonstrate how to implement full disk encryption with bitlocker
    Demonstrate how to use bitlocker to go to encrypt removable media
    Demonstrate the configuration of windows defender as antimalware
    Demonstrate how to configure auditing on a windows workstation
    Demonstrate the use of security templates on a windows system
    Summarize the key concepts covered in this course

IN THIS COURSE

  • 1m 48s
  • 6m 13s
    After completing this video, you will be able to list common BIOS/UEFI settings used to secure a Windows system. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Hardening User Accounts on a Windows Workstation
    3m 36s
    In this video, you will learn how to harden user accounts on a Windows workstation. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Implementing AppLocker Policies on Windows
    5m 54s
    In this video, you will learn how to restrict the software that can run on a Windows workstation using an AppLocker policy. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Hardening Windows Services and Removing Software
    9m 47s
    In this video, you will learn how to uninstall unnecessary Windows components and harden Windows services on a Windows workstation. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Patching Windows Systems
    6m 6s
    After completing this video, you will be able to illustrate the importance of patching a Windows system. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Implementing a Windows Workstation Password Policy
    5m 12s
    In this video, you will learn how to create a password policy on a Windows workstation to prevent dictionary attacks. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Implementing a Windows Account Lockout Policy
    6m 42s
    In this video, you will learn how to create an account lockout policy on a Windows workstation to prevent brute force attacks. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Configuring Windows User Rights
    5m 8s
    In this video, you will learn how to manipulate Windows user permissions. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Implementing Full Disk Encryption with BitLocker
    7m 17s
    In this video, you will learn how to implement full disk encryption with BitLocker. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Encrypting USB Drives with BitLocker To Go
    4m 7s
    In this video, you will learn how to use BitLocker To Go to encrypt removable media. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Using Windows Defender as an Antivirus Tool
    8m 43s
    In this video, find out how to configure Windows Defender as antimalware. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Configuring Auditing on a Windows Workstation
    4m 54s
    In this video, you will learn how to configure auditing on a Windows workstation. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Using Security Templates on a Windows Workstation
    12m 31s
    In this video, you will learn how to use security templates on a Windows system. FREE ACCESS
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    15.  Course Summary
    1m 25s

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