Comptia Security+, Security, Technology

Comptia Security+ (SY0-501) Study Notes

I am working my way through the online course “Cert Prep: CompTIA Security+” by Michael Chapple. This is available on Lynda and LinkedIn Learning. These are my study notes- Section 1 1.1 Malware 1.2 Understanding Attackers 1.3 Understanding Attack Types 1.4 Application Attacks 1.5 Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing 1.6 Impact of Vulnerabilities   Section 2 2.1 TCP/IP 2.2 Network…

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PowerShell, Technology

Powershell: Automating Exiting Users

Introduction I have being playing around with Powershell a lot more lately and trying to learn and utilise it as much as possible. One of the repetitive tasks we deal with is when a student exits the school. There are a number of steps in AD that have to be undertaken each time a student leaves. These include: Disable the…

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PowerShell, Technology, Uncategorized

PowerShell Resources

As a Sys Admin, I am probably a bit late to the party with how useful PowerShell can be. I have lately completed a couple of online courses about PowerShell and am trying to use it as much as I can in my day to day work. I am finding it incredibly useful in work and relatively easy to pick…

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Comptia Security+

Security+ Course – 2.10 Mobile Device Security

2.10.1 Mobile Connection Methods Cellular Networks Available in most urban and suburban areas 1 single tower can cover distances of up to 20 miles Rated according to the generation of services WIFI Networks These cover shorter distances with greater bandwidth. Satellite Communications This works almost anywhere but is expensive and slow. Near File Communications (NFC) This covers distances measures in…

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Comptia Security+

Security+ Course – 2.9 Host Security

2.9.1 – Operating System Security Security Settings There are many OS security settings. You should establish a baseline for OS security settings that are used in your environment. One of these might be removing users from the local administrators group. This can be done using Group Policy. Patch Management Applying patches is critical to avoid known vulnerabilities being exploited. You can…

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Comptia Security+

Security+ Course – 2.8 Personnel Security

2.8.1 Personnel Security Your security programs should be built upon a solid policy foundation. Personnel security programs should be built upon educating employees about these policies and their individual roles in protecting the enterprise. As part of this program you should have explicit procedures that describe how you will handle violations to the security policy. This could involve management, cybersecurity…

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