Join Lisa Bock for an in-depth discussion in this video Protecting the email server, part of IT Security Foundations: Operating System Security (2015).
- When we talk about email we must remember the email server…is the first stop email goes to…before it is released to the client.…The email server receives a lot of email,…some of it which is not really legitimate,…and we have to seek ways to reduce the threats…to the organization, right there at the server.…Now when we take a look at protecting the email server…we want to defend against malware and spam.…There are many mechanisms we could use of course…in the server operating system, but additional tools,…most likely will be needed.…
We seek to provide in-depth protection.…Even though we have client-side protection…we're going to use the in-depth protection…on the server side as well.…Now spam continues to be a serious problem.…This is unwanted or abusive emails.…The fact is that 80 and in some cases 90 percent…of the email that comes in is unwanted email.…One of the concerns is spam is a lot of times…a vehicle for cybercrime.…Spam is created by botnets and other automated tools…and that's why it is so easy to flood the email server…
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.
- Apply security principles to create a strong password.
- Define RADIUS.
- Describe how permissions work.
- Review how to save and secure audit files.
- Explain hardening, updates, and patches.
- Identify ways to protect the email server.