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Dig deep into the Windows auditing subsystem to monitor for malicious activities and enhance Windows system security
Written by a former Microsoft security program manager, DEFCON Forensics CTF village author and organizer, and CISSP, this book digs deep into the Windows security auditing subsystem to help you understand the operating system′s event logging patterns for operations and changes performed within the system. Expert guidance brings you up to speed on Windows auditing, logging, and event systems to help you exploit the full capabilities of these powerful components. Scenario-based instruction provides clear illustration of how these events unfold in the real world. From security monitoring and event patterns to deep technical details about the Windows auditing subsystem and components, this book provides detailed information on security events generated by the operating system for many common operations such as user account authentication, Active Directory object modifications, local security policy changes, and other activities.
This book is based on the author′s experience and the results of his research into Microsoft Windows security monitoring and anomaly detection. It presents the most common scenarios people should be aware of to check for any potentially suspicious activity.
Andrei Miroshnikov is a former security program manager with Microsoft. He is an organizer and author for the DEFCON security conference Forensics CTF village and has been a speaker at Microsoft′s Bluehat security conference. In addition, Andrei is an author of the Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 Security Auditing and Monitoring Reference and multiple internal Microsoft security training documents. Among his many professional qualifications, he has earned the (ISC)2 CISSP and Microsoft MCSE: Security certifications.