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Securing Host Devices

Explore the challenges of securing host devices with this course on selecting host hardware and software, host hardening and protecting bootloaders.

3 videos  //  20 minutes of training

Course description

A system is important, but it might not last very long if you don’t take steps to secure it. In this course, we take you through the critical points of securing host devices. Beginning with selecting host hardware and software, we’ll look at the intensive process of hardening hosts (including security and group policy implementations, command shell restrictions and patch management) and the necessity of protecting bootloaders. Includes vocabulary and definitions.

Course syllabus

Select Host Hardware and SoftwareDuration: 8:47

Harden HostsDuration: 8:26

Protect Boot LoadersDuration: 3:13

Meet the author



At Infosec, we believe knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with a full regimen of certification and skills training. We also empower all employees with security awareness training to stay cybersecure at work and home. Driven by smart people wanting to do good, Infosec educates entire organizations on how to defend themselves from cybercrime. That’s what we do every day — equipping everyone with the latest security skills so the good guys win.

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Plans and pricing





$599 / license

Annually. Includes all content plus team admin and reporting.