• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

If successful in exploiting your Windows workstations, hackers could move laterally across the network to compromise other assets like your servers and databases, which contain sensitive information.

In this course, you'll learn how to protect your Windows workstations by following standard operating system hardening procedures to reduce the attack surface and help prevent a security compromise.

You'll learn how to secure a workstation by implementing hardening procedures related to the BIOS/UEFI. You'll carry out user account and group membership security strategies. You'll practice reducing unneeded software, patching the system, configuring user rights, and setting up auditing.

Additionally, you'll work with full disk encryption, antivirus methods, firewall software, and security templates. To carry out this work, you'll utilize BitLocker, AppLocker, and Windows Defender.

Learning Objectives

{"discover the key concepts covered in this course"}

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • All-Source Analysis
  • Cyber Operational Planning
  • Cyber Operations
  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Executive Cyber Leadership
  • Risk Management
  • Systems Analysis
  • Threat Analysis