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Course 40551-A: Microsoft Security Workshop: Enterprise Security Fundamentals

This 1-day Instructor-led security workshop provides insight into security practices to improve the security posture of an organization. The workshop examines the concept of Red team – Blue team security professionals, where one group of security pros--the red team--attacks some part or parts of a company’s security infrastructure, and an opposing group--the blue team--defends against the attack. Both teams work to strengthen a company’s defenses. Since the goal of the two teams is to help the business attain a higher level of security, the security industry is calling this function, the Purple team.

This workshop is part of a larger series of Workshops offered by Microsoft on the practice of Security. While it is not required that you have completed any of the other courses in the Security Workshop series before taking this workshop, it is highly recommended that you start with this workshop in the series, Microsoft Security Workshop: Enterprise Security Fundamentals.

Audience profile

This 1-day workshop is intended for IT Professionals that require a deeper understanding of Windows Security that wish to increase their knowledge level. This course also provides background in cyber-security prior to taking the other security courses in this track.

Job role: Developer

Skills gained

  • Describe the current cybersecurity landscape
  • Describe the assume compromise philosophy
  • Identify factors that contribute to the cost of a breach

Prerequisites

In addition to their professional experience, students who take this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • The current cyber-security ecosystem
  • Analysis of hacks on computers and networks
  • Basic Risk Management

Course outline

Module 1: Understanding the cyber-security landscape

In this module, you will learn about the current cybersecurity landscape and learn how adopting the assume compromise philosophy, you can you restrict an attacker’s ability to move laterally between information systems and to restrict their ability to escalate privileges within those systems. The current cyber-security landscape is vast and likely impossible for any one individual to comprehend in its entirety. There are, however, several aspects of that landscape to which those interested in the fundamentals of enterprise security should pa...