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Learn from seasoned technical Microsoft Premier Field Engineers as they step through a technical deep dive on Windows 8 Security insights. This course focuses on Windows 8 security improvements and addresses key insights, capabilities, and best practices for managing and securing Windows 8 clients. In this training you will learn about Windows 8 technical improvements and differentiators over Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 through insights into Mandatory Integrity Control, Windows Defender, Windows Resource Protection, User Account Control, System Service Hardening, SmartScreen Filtering, Session 0 Isolation, File and Registry Virtualization, Boot Security, and ASLR.
In this module you learn about the key security enhancements for Windows 8 as well as a historical view into the improvements over previous versions of Windows.
In this module you will learn how the secureboot enhancement in Windows 8 will help protect the system by preventing unauthorized UEFI drivers also known as Option ROMs, firmware or DLLs to be loaded at boot time.
In this module you will learn about Windows 8 Mandatory Integrity Control (MIC) and how it provides a mechanism for controlling access to securable objects through a series of integrity levels and mandatory policies to evaluate access. This mechanism is in addition to discretionary access control and evaluates access before access checks against an object's discretionary access control list (DACL) are evaluated.
In this module you will learn about the Windows Defender security technology to and how it helps in detection and mitigation of spyware and other potentially unwanted software.
In this module you will learn about Windows Resource Protection (WRP) and how it helps to prevent the replacement of essential system files, folders, and registry keys that are installed as part of Windows 8.
In this module you will learn how User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 8 helps prevent malicious programs, from damaging a computer and helps organizations deploy a better-managed desktop environment.
In this module you will learn about Windows System Service Hardening and how it restricts critical Windows services from performing abnormally, and protects the system from allowing malware to install itself or attack other computers in the file system, registry, network, or other resources.
In this module you will learn about the addition SmartScreen filtering as part of the Windows 8 operating and how it will help protect not only the operating system itself but also extend this protection to other browsers or email clients.
In this module you will learn how session 0 isolation is used to help secure Windows 8 through separating the user session from the session where Windows services are running and thereby helping to reduce the services of attacks where the Windows services are targeted to be used to elevate the privileges of malware.
In this module you will learn how the file and registry virtualization security control feature in Windows 8 sets a policy to help mitigate applications that run as administrator and write run-time application data to the registry.
In this module you will learn how in Windows 8 Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) is designed to help restrict malicious code in exploiting a system function, make it more difficult for exploit code to locate and take advantage of functionality inside the executable images.