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Win 7/ Win 2008 R2 – Threats and Countermeasures Guide And Security Compliance Manager

Posted by Awinish on October 22, 2011


I just found the security threat management guide from the Microsoft for windows 7 and windows 2008 R2. This guide helps to understand the threats and counter measure related with the windows 7 and 2008 R2.

Contents inside the Guide.

-Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Security Settings in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7
-Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Account Policies
-Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Advanced Security Audit Policy
-Threats and Countermeasures Guide: User Rights
-Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Security Options
-Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Event Log
-Threats and Countermeasures Guide: System Services
-Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Software Restriction Policies
-Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Application Control Policies
-Threats and Countermeasures Guide: External Storage Devices
-Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Additional Resources

The guide(Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Security Settings in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2) can be downloaded from the below link.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26137

You might have heard of Microsoft Security Compliance Manager tool released long back containing Microsoft baseline security guidelines. If you haven’t come across and don’t know about this tool, i’m sure security of your environment is not up-to-date.

Microsoft Security Compliance Manager

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc677002.aspx

Alan has nice article and screenshot in his blog.

http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2011/03/introducing-microsoft-security-compliance-manager-v2/

 

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