Join Lisa Bock for an in-depth discussion in this video Hardening: Updates and patching, part of Foundations of IT Security: Operating System Security.
When we talk about protecting the server,…there's a number of things that we can do…to do what's called hardening the operating system.…We know in any system, there are a number of threats…that come from any number of sources,…such as hackers or malware. Also, maybe the administrator…is not monitoring for signs of intrusion,…or even an inside threat such as a disgruntled employee.…We can take steps to do what's called…hardening an operating system.…Hardening an operating system minimizes exposures…to threats. Remember, any security system, we have…a layered approach so we have to do a number…of different steps in order to ensure we minimize…our exposure to the overall threat landscape.…
There are some things that are just considered good…practice, such as use antivirus and antispyware protection.…We always want to use this, no matter what.…Remember, activate real-time protection.…Secure your email systems to minimize threats.…We know that a lot o the malware comes through…the email system so we want to ensure that that is secure.…
Note: This training maps to a number of the exam topics on the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Security Fundamentals exam (98-367). See https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-98-367.aspx for more information.
- Creating strong passwords
- Understanding biometric security
- Adjusting permission behavior
- Enabling auditing
- OS hardening
- Using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
- Protecting email