Mastering Windows Security and Hardening

By Mark Dunkerley , Matt Tumbarello
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  1. Section 1: Getting Started

About 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.

Publication date:
July 2020
Publisher
Packt
Pages
572
ISBN
9781839216411

 

Section 1: Getting Started

This section will provide you with an overview of security fundamentals and the importance of building a baseline. It will also provide information on infrastructure models, and talk about end user computing evolutions and the solutions we can use to manage them.

This section includes the following chapters:

About the Authors

  • Mark Dunkerley

    Mark Dunkerley is a highly motivated and passionate technology leader. Mark was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, and resides in Orlando, Florida. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in business administration. He has worked in the technology field for 20 years and has experience in several technical areas. He has earned certifications from (ISC)², AirWatch, Microsoft, CompTIA, VMware, AXELOS, Cisco, and EMC. Mark has been invited to speak at multiple conferences, including Microsoft and VMware events, is the author of Learning AirWatch published by Packt Publishing, and has published a number of case studies.

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  • Matt Tumbarello

    Matt Tumbarello is a resident of Atlanta, Georgia, and a passionate solutions architect. He has been in the technology field for 15 years and has experience in working with products from Microsoft, VMware, Dell, and Citrix. He also has a background of working directly with Fortune 500 executives in a technical enablement role. Matthew was recently invited to Redmond and participates in Microsoft’s Customer Connection program. He has published reviews for Azure security products, privileged access management tools, and mobile threat defense solutions. He also holds several Microsoft certifications.

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