CyberOps Windows Hardening: Windows Workstation Hardening Best Practices

Cybersecurity
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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

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    1. 
    Course Overview
    1m 48s
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    2. 
    BIOS/UEFI Settings to Improve Workstation Security
    6m 13s
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    Hardening User Accounts on a Windows Workstation
    3m 36s
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    4. 
    Implementing AppLocker Policies on Windows
    5m 54s
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    5. 
    Hardening Windows Services and Removing Software
    9m 47s
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    6. 
    Patching Windows Systems
    6m 6s
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    Implementing a Windows Workstation Password Policy
    5m 12s
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    Implementing a Windows Account Lockout Policy
    6m 42s
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    9. 
    Configuring Windows User Rights
    5m 8s
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    Implementing Full Disk Encryption with BitLocker
    7m 17s
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    11. 
    Encrypting USB Drives with BitLocker To Go
    4m 7s
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    12. 
    Using Windows Defender as an Antivirus Tool
    8m 43s
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    13. 
    Configuring Auditing on a Windows Workstation
    4m 54s
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    14. 
    Using Security Templates on a Windows Workstation
    12m 31s
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    15. 
    Course Summary
    1m 25s

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