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CompTIA® Security+ SY0-501 Cert Guide by David L. Prowse

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CHAPTER 4

OS Hardening and Virtualization

This chapter covers the following subjects:

images Hardening Operating Systems: This section details what you need to know to make your operating system strong as steel. Patches and hotfixes are vital. Reducing the attack surface is just as important, which can be done by disabling unnecessary services and uninstalling extraneous programs. Group policies, security templates, and baselining put on the finishing touches to attain that “bulletproof” system.

images Virtualization Technology: This section delves into virtual ...

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