Chapter 5: Hardware and Virtualization

In this chapter, we will cover the importance of hardware and virtualization as it relates to security. These items can be easily overlooked but are critical components of the overall strategy for securing your Windows systems. As you purchase hardware, you need to consider the process that exists for the supply chain. Who is manufacturing the hardware and how do we trust that the components that build the final product are clean and free from vulnerabilities? How do we validate that no additional components have been added that could compromise our security and privacy? As we are aware, most of the manufacturing process occurs oversees and we have no visibility into the supply chain process other than ...

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