Configuring disk and file encryption


In Skill 1.1 from Exam Ref 70-744 Securing Windows Server 2016, learn about whole-disk and file encryption in Windows Server 2016.



Server hardening refers to the process of improving the security configuration of a server. A Windows server is a soft target for attackers if:
  • Operating system files are installed from a non-trusted source

  • System is not current with patches and security updates

  • Administrator accounts have weak passwords

  • File systems don’t use NTFS and are unencrypted

Of course, the previous list is incomplete and is meant only to get you thinking on the right track. In this chapter we’ll examine a number of techniques intended to raise the security posture of your Windows Server 2016 infrastructure computers.

Read about Skill 1.1 here.

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