Mastering Windows Security


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Unveil the Secrets to Fortifying Windows Systems Against Cyber Threats

Are you prepared to take a stand against the evolving landscape of cyber threats? "Mastering Windows Security" is your essential guide to fortifying Windows systems against a myriad of digital dangers. Whether you're an IT professional responsible for safeguarding corporate networks or an individual striving to protect personal data, this comprehensive book equips you with the knowledge and tools to create an airtight defense.

What's Inside:

  1. Understanding Windows Security
    1. The Importance of Windows Security
    2. History and Evolution of Windows Security
    3. Threat Landscape and Security Challenges
    4. Overview of Windows Security Components
  2. Windows User and Group Management
    1. User Accounts and Authentication
    2. Creating and Managing User Accounts
    3. User Rights and Permissions
    4. Managing User Groups and Group Policies
    5. Windows Security Best Practices for User Management
  3. Windows Access Controls and Permissions
    1. Understanding Access Control Lists (ACLs)
    2. Configuring File and Folder Permissions
    3. Setting Registry Key Permissions
    4. Network Share Permissions and Security
    5. Effective Permissions and Troubleshooting
  4. Windows Security Policies
    1. Overview of Windows Security Policies
    2. Local Security Policy and Group Policy
    3. Configuring Security Options and Audit Policies
    4. User Rights Assignment and Security Policy Enforcement
    5. Implementing Security Policy Best Practices
  5. Windows Authentication and Authorization
    1. Understanding Windows Authentication
    2. Configuring Windows Authentication Methods
    3. Windows Authorization and Role-Based Access Control
    4. Implementing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
    5. Windows Hello and Biometric Authentication
  6. Windows Firewall and Network Security
    1. Windows Firewall Overview and Configuration
    2. Advanced Firewall Rules and Security Zones
    3. Network Security and Windows Defender Firewall
    4. Configuring Windows Defender Application Guard
    5. VPN and Remote Access Security
  7. Windows Update and Patch Management
    1. The Importance of Windows Updates
    2. Configuring Windows Update Settings
    3. Windows Update Troubleshooting and WSUS
    4. Third-Party Patch Management Solutions
    5. Windows Update Best Practices for Security
  8. Windows Malware Protection
    1. Windows Defender Antivirus Overview
    2. Configuring Windows Defender Antivirus
    3. Using Windows Defender ATP for Advanced Threat Protection
    4. Third-Party Antivirus and Endpoint Protection Solutions
    5. Best Practices for Windows Malware Protection
  9. Windows Secure Boot and Device Guard
    1. Understanding Secure Boot and UEFI
    2. Configuring and Managing Secure Boot
    3. Implementing Device Guard and Code Integrity Policies
    4. Windows Defender Exploit Guard and Attack Surface Reduction
    5. Hardware-Based Security Features in Windows
  10. Windows Encryption and Data Protection
    1. Overview of Windows Encryption
    2. BitLocker Drive Encryption and Configuration
    3. Encrypting File System (EFS) and Data Protection
    4. Windows Information Protection (WIP)
    5. Best Practices for Windows Data Encryption
  11. Windows Audit and Monitoring
    1. Windows Event Logging and Event Viewer
    2. Configuring and Analyzing Windows Auditing
    3. Windows Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA)
    4. Windows Defender Security Center and Monitoring
    5. Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Integration
  12. Windows Active Directory Security
    1. Introduction to Active Directory (AD)
    2. Securing Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
    3. Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)
    4. Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
    5. Active Directory Best Practices for Security
  13. Windows Application Security
    1. Securing Windows Applications
    2. Application Whitelisting and Control
    3. AppLocker and Application Control Policies
    4. Protecting against Code Injection and Exploits
    5. Windows Store and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) Security
  14. Windows Cloud and Virtualization Security
    1. Windows Cloud Security Overview
    2. Securing Windows Virtual Machines (VMs)
    3. Windows Container Security
    4. Azure Security and Cloud Identity
    5. Best Practices for Windows Cloud and Virtualization Security
  15. Incident Response and Windows Forensics
    1. Preparing for Incidents and Response Planning
    2. Detecting and Responding to Security Incidents
    3. Windows Forensics and Data Recovery
    4. Incident Handling and Breach Remediation
    5. Windows Security Incident Response Best Practices
  16. Appendix
    1. Quick reference guide for Windows command-line tools and PowerShell commands
    2. Recommended books, websites, and tools for further learning
    3. About the author

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