Malware and Certificates Course

Malware can enter a server many ways, but will you know what to do with it when it does? A look at how to handle malware when it does infect a server.

1 hour, 6 minutes

Course description

In this course, we will explore how malware interacts with servers and how you can guard against it. Certificate services can add additional layers of security, using many Windows applications like the web server and encrypting file system. By using trusted domain certificates, you can keep these systems safe from malware and attacks.


Windows Defender demo

Video - 00:08:00

A demonstration of how to scan for malware, protect devices and all other Defender settings to make configuration changes to protect your servers.
How to detect and prevent intruders

Video - 00:07:00

A discussion on IDS and IPS devices and how they can protect a network.
Disk and user quotas demo

Video - 00:06:00

Authorized users can fill up a hard drive and cause a server to crash. By limiting what a user can save both in file size and type, you can protect the server from that outcome.
Script blocking with File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)

Video - 00:11:00

A demonstration of FSRM to keep certain files from being run on a server, in order to protect against malware.
Detecting phishing attacks

Video - 00:03:00

Using Microsoft Exchange on Windows Server, Outlook and email headers, phishing attacks can be examined through email headers.
Anti-malware programs

Video - 00:07:00

Windows Defender and third-party antivirus programs are discussed.
Malware types and delivery

Video - 00:08:00

The many types of malware that can affect any Windows computer are discussed and examined.
Certificate demonstration using Internet Information Services

Video - 00:06:00

Watch how to install and configure a secure website, using Internet Information Services.
CA installation and demo

Video - 00:07:00

See how to install a certificate authority and distribute trusted certificates to a Windows Server and clients.
Certificates overview and use in Windows Server

Video - 00:04:00

Learn how to protect your Windows Server from ransomware, using a feature to block the ability to encrypt certain files and folders.

Meet the author

Robert McMillen

Professor Robert McMillen is a college instructor with over 50 technical certifications. He has an MBA and teaches Computer Science at Portland based colleges. Robert has earned multiple MCSEs and an MCT from Microsoft. He is the owner of Tech Publishing, a Portland-based network new media company. Robert has over 20 years of experience in network engineering and earned certifications from companies like Microsoft, Checkpoint, IBM, and Cisco. Some of his higher profile jobs have been restoring email for the government to prosecute Enron executives, training the network vulnerability assessment team for the U.S. Army, and relocating the Xbox world for Microsoft.

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