Hardening Windows Lab

Infosec Learning
Virtual Lab

In this lab, you will take a Microsoft Windows system that has security-related issues and patch it. Security-related issues can include items such as default usernames and passwords, clear text protocols like FTP and Telnet, and poorly configured web services. When Windows systems, which are huge targets of attackers due to their wide use in the i...

Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate
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Overview

In this lab, you will take a Microsoft Windows system that has security-related issues and patch it. Security-related issues can include items such as default usernames and passwords, clear text protocols like FTP and Telnet, and poorly configured web services. When Windows systems, which are huge targets of attackers due to their wide use in the industry, are not secured properly, they can be compromised which could lead to data leakage as well as costly remediation. The Windows operating system initially had a very poor reputation for security, but over the years, Microsoft has worked hard to overcome this reputation, and the newer versions of Windows on the market are known for much more robust security.