This course introduces students to the security aspects of Microsoft Windows. The class begins with an overview of the Microsoft Windows security model and some key components such as processes, drivers, the Windows registry, and Windows kernel. An overview of the users and group permission structure used in Windows is presented along with a survey of the attacks commonly seen in Windows environments. Patching, networking, and the built-in security features of Windows such as the firewall, anti-malware, and BitLocker are all covered in light detail.
- Understanding of the Windows security model and its key components. Introduction and best practice recommendations for using and configuring users and groups.
- Overview of the the Data Access Control technology in Windows Server 2012.
- Survey common attacks seen in a Windows environment.
- Understanding of the Microsoft update and patching process