Join Martin Guidry for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview of authentication and accounts, part of Securing Windows 10.
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- [Voiceover] In this section, we're going to…talk about authentication, and how it relates…to security in Windows 10.…Authentication is defined as confirming the truth…of a single piece of data.…In relation to security, it basically means,…verifying that you are who you say you are,…so if you walk up to a computer,…and claim that you are the administrator of that computer,…the computer is not just gonna take your word for it,…it's going to require you to prove that in some way.…
Typically this happens with passwords.…In all versions of Windows, authentication…is tied to accounts.…An account is an entity that should be…controlled by a single user.…An account is attached to permissions,…or we could say permissions are attached to accounts,…but basically an account has the permission…to read certain files, write certain files,…and maybe is denied permission to do certain things.…In order to maintain security, every account…needs to be authenticated in some way.…
Again, typically a password.…Windows 10 supports three main types of accounts.…
In this course, Martin Guidry helps you work through each essential security step. He takes you through familiar ground, standard account setup, covering accounts, passwords, users groups, and permissions. He also takes you through unfamiliar territory, enhanced features and new products, examining BitLocker, Wi-Fi Sense, Windows Defender, and Edge, the new web browser. This course provides instructional step-by-step walkthroughs in addition to best practice discussions. Learn how to protect your computer from a network attack, apply security policies in Group Policy, use remote desktop, and more.
- Setting up passwords, smart cards, and biometrics
- Creating groups and assigning permissions
- Assigning permissions
- Encrypting full discs, file transfers, and networks
- Using anti-virus and anti-malware solutions
- Configuring firewall settings
- Securing remote desktop connections