2017-022-Windows Hardening, immutable laws of security admins, and auditpol

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This week, we discuss hardening of windows hosts, utilizing CIS benchmarks. We talk about the 'auditpol' command. And we dredge up from the ancient times (2000) the Microsoft article from Scott Culp "The 10 Immutable Laws of Security Administration". Are they still applicable to today's environment, 17 years later?

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10 immutable laws of Security administration: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc722488.aspx

Really great stuff

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Law #1: Nobody believes anything bad can happen to them, until it does

Law #2: Security only works if the secure way also happens to be the easy way

Law #3: If you don't keep up with security fixes, your network won't be yours for long

Law #4: It doesn't do much good to install security fixes on a computer that was never secured to begin with

Law #5: Eternal vigilance is the price of security

Law #6: There really is someone out there trying to guess your passwords

Law #7: The most secure network is a well-administered one

Law #8: The difficulty of defending a network is directly proportional to its complexity

Law #9: Security isn't about risk avoidance; it's about risk management

Law #10: Technology is not a panacea

https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-culp-cissp-8b69572a/

http://thehackernews.com/2017/06/hacker-arrested-for-hacking-microsoft.html

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/threat-protection/use-windows-event-forwarding-to-assist-in-instrusion-detection

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/identity/ad-ds/plan/security-best-practices/best-practices-for-securing-active-directory

auditpol - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731451(v=ws.11).aspx

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/device-security/auditing/advanced-security-audit-policy-settings

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc677002.aspx - Microsoft Security compliance Manager

https://www.databreaches.net/irony-when-blackhats-are-our-only-source-of-disclosure-for-some-healthcare-hacks/

https://www.databreaches.net/leak-of-windows-10-source-code-raises-security-concerns/

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/threat-protection/use-windows-event-forwarding-to-assist-in-instrusion-detection

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