Chapter 3. OS Hardening and Virtualization

This chapter covers the following subjects:

Hardening Operating SystemsService packs, patches, hotfixes—This section details what you need to know to make your operating system strong as steel. Group policies, security templates, and baselining put on the finishing touches to attain that bullet-proof system.

Virtualization TechnologyThis section delves into virtual machines and other virtual implementations with an eye on applying real-world virtualization scenarios.

This chapter covers the CompTIA Security+ SY0-201 objectives 1.3 and 1.6.

Imagine a computer with a freshly installed server operating system (OS) placed on the Internet or on a DMZ that went live without any updating, service packs, ...

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