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What Windows admins need to know about computer forensics

Understand these basic elements of computer forensics before you have to review log data for suspicious activity.

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Best Windows network hardening advice from MITRE D3FEND

The new MITRE D3FEND knowledge graph of cybersecurity countermeasures offers solid guidance for Windows admins.

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Windows 11 | Hardware requirements for security features

Here’s what your systems need before you can take advantage of Windows 11’s security features, and how to upgrade where possible.

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How to check for Active Directory Certificate Services misconfigurations

Recently discovered Microsoft Windows AD CS configuration errors could give attackers account and domain control. Here's how to audit AD CS for vulnerable configurations.

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Tabletop exercises: Six sample scenarios

Tabletop exercises are a low-stress, high-impact way to test your plans for handling a crisis. Here are some tips for getting the most out of the process, plus six scenarios you can use to start your journey.

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How to test the impact of new Windows DCOM Server authentication

Microsoft has hardened authentication for its DCOM Server in response to a vulnerability. Check for the impact on your network now before the change becomes permanent.

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Eliminate compromised and weak passwords

A single compromised password allowed attackers access to Colonial Pipeline’s network. Chaos ensued. This advice will help you avoid that fate.

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Minimum vs. best Windows network security practices

Before you worry about implementing the “best” security practices, make sure you’re doing these minimum practices.

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How to prepare for the demise of Windows NT LAN Manager

NTLM is a less secure protocol for authenticating Windows network access. Follow these steps to begin migration off it or to limit its use.

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How to prepare for the demise of Windows NT LAN Manager

NTLM is a less secure protocol for authenticating network access. Follow these steps to begin migration off it.

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How securing the cloud differs from security on-premises servers

Keep these key points regarding cloud vs. on-premises security as you move to the cloud.

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How to investigate a Windows network breach

These are the most important actions to take once your Windows network is breached.

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How malicious Office files and abused Windows privileges enable ransomware

Ransomware groups most often gain entry to Windows networks through malicious Office documents and then move laterally by abusing Windows privileges. Here's how to defend against both.

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How to prevent attackers from exploiting Windows privileges

Ransomware and other attackers will often try to escalate privileges once inside Windows systems. These tips can make that harder to do.

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Most common cyberattack techniques of 2020

Research on the most common techniques attackers used to breach systems provides insight on where to focus your defenses.

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Tips to improve domain password security in Active Directory

Follow this advice to better secure domain passwords in a Microsoft environment.

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How to better manage your domain passwords

Follow this advice to help prevent domain password compromise or lateral movement should your password be compromised.

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How to reset Kerberos account passwords in an Active Directory environment

A regular reset of the KRBTGT account password will help prevent golden ticket attacks that allow wide unauthorized access to your network.

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