• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Security hardening is the process of securing systems and networks by reducing the surface of vulnerability. In this course, you'll learn the types of systems that can be hardened as well as how security baselines can be used to define normal conditions on a network. Explore how Group Policy can be used to apply computer settings to numerous systems at once, and discover the benefits of performing ongoing security patching. Explore steps used to harden systems by role including: client, server, database, web server, FTP, DNS, DHCP, network, and mobile devices. Lastly, learn how to differentiate between free and commercial hardening tools, recognize steps to properly implement authentication, authorization, and accounting, and implement physical security to contribute to overall security stability. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK). 

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

  • Cyber Operational Planning
  • Cyber Operations
  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Executive Cyber Leadership
  • Threat Analysis
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management