This 1-day Instructor-led security workshop provides discussion and practical hands-on training for the hardware and software security features in Windows 10 to help you mitigate these attacks. You will also review how these features help to mitigate ransomware attacks through an actual ransomware case study.
What You Will Learn
Module 1: How Windows 10 uses modern hardware features for security
Today’s security threat landscape is dominated by aggressive and tenacious threats. Originally, malicious attackers mostly focused on gaining community recognition through their exploits. Since then, attackers’ motives have shifted toward financial gain. Modern attacks increasingly focus on large-scale intellectual property theft, targeted system degradation that can result in financial loss, and even cyberterrorism that threatens the security of individuals, businesses, and national or regional interests all over the world. Attackers are typically highly trained individuals and security experts, some of whom are in the employ of nation states that have large budgets and vast human resources. Threats like these require a different approach to cybersecurity. In this module we look at the hardware security features in the latest Windows 10 releases to help mitigate these threats.
Secure Boot and Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)-based protection
Additional Hardware Security
Module 2: Windows 10 software security features
Windows 10 includes a number of security features that protects your device, operating system, applications, and data. These features deliver comprehensive, built-in, and ongoing protection against cyber threats. In this module, you will learn about the most important of these features, including Windows Defender Firewall, Virtual Secure Mode, Credential Guard, Remote Credential Guard, and Device Guard, BitLocker and AppLocker, Windows Defender Antivirus, Windows Defender SmartScreen, and Windows 10 telemetry.
Core built-in Windows 10 security features
Additional built-in software security features
Module 3: The latest Windows 10 Security-related Features
As described in the first module of this course, contemporary security threat landscape is one of aggressive and tenacious threats. In recognition of this landscape, Microsoft continues to strengthen the security posture of Windows 10 by developing new and enhance existing security features intended to make it difficult and costly to find and exploit software vulnerabilities. These features are designed to: > Eliminate entire classes of vulnerabilities > Break exploitation techniques > Contain the damage and prevent persistence > Limit the window of opportunity to exploit This module provides an overview of some of the software and firmware threats faced in the current security landscape, and the mitigations that the latest versions of Windows 10 offer in response to these threats.
An overview of the latest Windows 10 security-related features
Windows 10 Ransomware Case Study