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1. Discuss some steps required to harden a Microsoft Workstation using a product of your choice. When I think about what hardening means, in terms of computer security, I’m thinking about making something “bulletproof” so to speak, the bullets being in forms of virus/malware type attacks and potential breaches. Basically speaking, if you were making a bulletproof hut, where you didn’t want to have to worry about any sort of attack, you would want to make sure no bullet passes through. I’m going to stick with sticking to what Microsoft offers, because the same steps can be used on either work computers or home computers, and are usually free. “To secure your developer workstation, perform the following tasks: Run using a least privileged account Patch and update Secure IIS Secure SQL Server and MSDE Evaluate your configuration categories Stay secure” (Meier et al., 2006). Using a non admin account is the first step and is pretty important, because if you get hacked before you completely secure your workstation, the person will more than likely have access to the same privileges
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Unformatted text preview: that the account you have has. MicrosoF also o²ers MicrosoF Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) which you can use to analyze the security of your computers, this will also tell you if you need to download a patch or update. 2. List any observaTons, Tps or quesTons about this lab that would prove helpFul to Fellow students prior to midnight on Wednesday and comment on other student posts with value added comments (not simply agreeing) by midnight Sunday For Full credit consideraTon. ³his lab was preTy easy, but de´nitely teaches you something. It makes you look up 6 con´gura±ons you want to disable, and makes you change a couple. So you start to learn what con´gura±ons mean what, which is really important. Meier, J. D., Mackman, A., Dunner, M., Vasireddy, S., Escamilla, R., & Murukan, A. (2006, January). How ³o: Secure Your Developer Worksta±on. Retrieved January 18, 2016, from hTps://msdn.microsoF.com/en-us/library/²650152.aspx...
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