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.

Course description

In this course, you’ll learn how to install a CA root server and have clients trust your certificates in order to avoid paying for costly public ones. You’ll also learn about how to detect malware and protect your server from various attacks.


Certificates Overview and Use in Windows Server

Video — 00:02:01

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

CA Installation and Demo

Video — 00:13:00

See how to install a certificate authority and distribute trusted certificates to a Windows Server and clients.

Certificate Demonstration using Internet Information Services

Video — 00:06:13

Watch how to install and configure a secure website with Internet Information Services.

Malware Types and Delivery

Video — 00:08:06

A discussion and examination of the many types of malware that can affect any Windows computer.

Antimalware Programs

Video — 00:07:11

Windows Defender and third-party antivirus programs are discussed.

Detecting Phishing Attacks

Video — 00:05:00

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

Script Blocking with File Server Resource Manager

Video — 00:07:01

FSRM is demonstrated, showing how to keep certain files from being able to be used to run.

Disk and User Quotas Demo

Video — 00:04:41

By limiting what a user can save both in file size and type, you can protect the server from a crash.

How to Detect and Prevent Intruders

Video — 00:05:03

A discussion of IDS and IPS devices and how they can protect a network.

Windows Defender Demo

Video — 00:08:54

A demonstration how to scan for malware, protect devices and all other Defender settings.

Meet the author

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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