Robert McMillen

Business Owner, Tech Publishing

Robert McMillen started his career as an IT administrator for a manufacturing company after earning his CompTIA A+. He quickly learned how to fix and troubleshoot desktops and laptops, but his real passions were networking and server administration. Shortly after, he earned his first MCSE and Cisco CCNA and has continued with various certifications over the years (now over 50). He earned a Microsoft Certified Trainer certification and seven MCSEs. He started a successful consulting company in 2001 and eventually sold it in 2017 to focus on teaching networking and security in college and being a video and book author. Some interesting jobs he's performed include restoring the Enron emails for the Justice Department, training troops headed to Iraq on network security, and managing a billion dollar merger of Cisco network and Microsoft technologies.

Content from Robert McMillen

Windows 10 Host Security
Learning Path
Windows 10 Host Security

Windows 10 Host Security

Windows 10 Host Security is a learning path that anyone who works with Windows computers can use to gain insights on how to protect their hosts both in SOHO and enterprise environments.

Windows Server Security
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Windows Server Security

Windows Server Security

Explore the details of Windows Server Security with this learning path on access control networks, passwords, disaster recovery and the many different and vital aspects of a server that must be protected.

Introduction and Overview of Windows 10 Host Security
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Introduction and Overview of Windows 10 Host Security

Introduction and Overview of Windows 10 Host Security

An introduction on the Windows 10 operating system and a history of Windows security issues and features in Windows 10 that can protect your host.

Data Security
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Data Security

Data Security

Data security in these videos is about protecting access from people who shouldn't have access. NTFS security and share permissions are covered so you know how to properly share files and folders securely for your Windows hosts.

Authentication Mechanisms
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Authentication Mechanisms

Authentication Mechanisms

There are policies in place to allow you to log into a computer and set the security to keep non-authorized personnel from accessing that data. These policies and procedures are demonstrated in this course.

Hardening Techniques
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Hardening Techniques

Hardening Techniques

Learn how to update and patch your Windows 10 hosts both locally and through Active Directory automatically. You'll also learn about firewalls and Windows Defender.

Local Group and Security Policy
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Local Group and Security Policy

Local Group and Security Policy

Local policies drive security in Windows 10 in ways many don't realize. Learn how to configure them in a few simple steps.

Web Browser Security
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Web Browser Security

Web Browser Security

Browsing the web is one of the two biggest malware risks with Windows 10, with email being the second. Learn how to secure the Edge web browser in your Windows 10 hosts to keep malware away from your computer.

User Account Management
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User Account Management

User Account Management

There are many types of accounts, but do you know the best policy for what type you should use when logging onto your Windows 10 host? In this course, we explain and demonstrate these features and options.

Application Management
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Application Management

Application Management

Learn how software installation and packages work in Linux.

Certificates
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Certificates

Certificates

Why do we need certificates on our Windows 10 host? This course covers the many different reasons for and types of certificates, helping you understand how and why you need them.

Auditing Features
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Auditing Features

Auditing Features

Windows logs tell us how our computer is doing and whether we should focus on any piece of hardware or software to fix an impending issue that could result in a breach.

Backup and Recovery
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Backup and Recovery

Backup and Recovery

In case of disaster, encryption or other malady, you can use the different types of Windows backups to bring your data back as soon as possible to your Windows 10 hosts.

Wireless Security
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Wireless Security

Wireless Security

More computers connect wirelessly to their corporate LAN and the internet than ever before. Learn about the different encryption types and the most secure way to connect.

Remote Access Security
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Remote Access Security

Remote Access Security

Road warriors keep companies running by being able to sell anywhere. You need a secure platform from which to do this, and in this course we discuss and demonstrate these concepts.

Introduction and Overview of Windows Server Security
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Introduction and Overview of Windows Server Security

Introduction and Overview of Windows Server Security

Get an introduction to the Windows Server operating system and basic security features.

Access Control Network
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Access Control Network

Access Control Network

Explore data security, NTFS security and share permissions so that you know how to properly share files and folders securely for your Windows servers.

Password and Authentication
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Password and Authentication

Password and Authentication

Explore the policies in place to allow you to set security and keep non-authorized personnel from accessing data.

Updating Your Server for Security
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Updating Your Server for Security

Updating Your Server for Security

Learn about updating and patching your Windows 10 hosts, device driver signing and security.

Firewall Security, Routing and VPNs
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Firewall Security, Routing and VPNs

Firewall Security, Routing and VPNs

Take a look at the Windows Defender firewall and how it's configured to protect from inside and outside threats.

Edge Browsing Security
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Edge Browsing Security

Edge Browsing Security

Learn how to secure the Edge web browser in your Windows servers to keep malware away from your computer.

Local Account Security
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Local Account Security

Local Account Security

Explore account security through automatic prompting, application blocking and more.

Malware and Certificates
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Malware and Certificates

Malware and Certificates

Certificates can be public, domain or self-signed. Learn about the differences in this course, as well as your best anti-malware solutions.

Event Logs
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Event Logs

Event Logs

Event logs are your window into what's happening in the system.

Backups and Disaster Recovery
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Backups and Disaster Recovery

Backups and Disaster Recovery

When disaster strikes, you need to be ready to act. Explore disaster recovery and the importance of backups.

Physical Security
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Physical Security

Physical Security

In case of disaster, you can use the different types of Windows backup to bring your data back as soon as possible.

Hyper-V Security
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Hyper-V Security

Hyper-V Security

There are more virtual machines than ever, and it's important to be prepared to protect them.

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