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Managing Risks through Enhancing Security and Control
with Windows 7

Posted By:  Chris Caldwell
Publish Date: 10/20/2010


Are you an IT Professional looking to provide Windows 7 security solutions? This learning track provides the essential information that you will need to know to ensure that the adoption and deployment of Windows 7 is secure and will meet your organizations risk and compliance needs. You will explore the lessons learned from the early adopters and also learn tips and tricks on how to get the most out of the security features of Windows 7.

Lesson 1: A Secure Platform

This track will cover the core security technologies that make Windows 7 the most secure version of Windows to date. Learn about technologies like Data Execution Prevention, Mandatory Integrity Levels, Windows Biometric Framework, and many more.

Video: Windows 7 Security Talk (Part 1 of 3): A Secure Platform
Video: Windows 7 Security Overview
Video: Implementing User Account Control in Windows 7
Article: An Introduction to Security in Windows 7


Lesson 2: Networking Security

IT professionals spend up to 90 percent of their day with network maintenance. This track will cover the networking components of Windows 7 like Direct Access, Network Access Protection, and the Windows Firewall to help simplify and automate health policy implementation for both clients and servers.

Video: Windows 7 Security Talk (Part 2 of 3): Networking Security & Application Control
Video: TechNet Video: Using Windows 7 Direct Access
Article: Introduction to Network Access Protection
Article: Network Access Protection FAQ
Article: Windows Firewall with Advanced Security and IPsec
Virtual Lab: Network Access Protection with IPsec Enforcement


Lesson 3: Application Control

AppLocker provides a flexible rule-based structure to specify which applications, physical or virtual, are available to which end users, reducing the need for you to modify settings after an application update.  Learn how you can deploy Windows 7 in a secure manner with the utilization of AppLocker. 

Video: TechNet Video: How Do I: Configuring and Utilizing AppLocker
Video: Configure AppLocker in Windows 7
Article: AppLocker: Frequently Asked Questions
Article: AppLocker Technical Resources
Virtual Lab: TechNet Virtual Lab Express: Windows 7 AppLocker


Lesson 4:  Data Protection

Each year, hundreds of thousands of computers without appropriate safeguards are lost, stolen, or decommissioned.   Learn how you can help protect sensitive corporate data from unauthorized viewing through Windows 7 technologies like the Encrypting File System, Rights Management Services, and BitLocker.

Video: Windows 7 Security Talk (Part 3 of 3): Data Protection & Security Guidance
Video: TechNet Video: How Do I: Get Started with the Encrypting File System in Windows 7?
Article: Windows 7 – BitLocker To Go
Virtual Lab: TechNet Virtual Lab Express: Windows 7: BitLocker


Lesson 5:  Security Guidance

This installment of the security series will talk through Active Directory and GPO utilization to secure your Windows 7 desktop environment with the Windows 7 Security Guide.

Video: TechNet Video: How Do I: Configure and Use Advanced Group Policy Management?
Video: TechNet Video: GPO Accelerator Demo
Article: What’s New in Group Policy
Tool: Security Compliance Manager