Windows System Hardening

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Securing an operating system, also known as hardening, strives to reduce vulnerabilities and in turn, protects a system against threats and attacks. In this lab, you will explore and configure several Windows security settings, such as updates, firewall, antivirus, user account control, backups and testing a host-based firewall.

Time
1 hour
Difficulty
Beginner
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Overview

Securing an operating system, also known as hardening, strives to reduce vulnerabilities and in turn, protects a system against threats and attacks. In this lab, you will explore and configure several Windows security settings, such as updates, firewall, antivirus, user account control, backups and testing a host-based firewall.