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TICSA TruSecure™ ICSA Certified Security Associate Exam TU0-001 by Shawn Porter, Debra Littlejohn Shinder, Mike Chapple

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Chapter 8. Operating System Security

OBJECTIVES

This chapter covers the following TruSecure-specified objectives for the TICSA exam:

Explain, identify, or recognize fundamentals of Operating System security.

  • This exam objective ensures that you are familiar with the specific steps required to secure operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows and Unix.

OUTLINE

Introduction 257

General Operating System Security 257

Patches, Service Packs, and Hot Fixes 257

Password Policies 258

“Out-of-the-Box” Security 261

Patches, Service Packs, and Hot Fixes 261

Known User Accounts 261

Disabling Unused Services 262

Establishing Audit Policies 263

File/Folder Sharing 264

Windows Security Basics 265

Users and Groups 266

File/Directory Security 266

Group Policies 268

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