Reducing the attack surface is an important step in securing the enterprise. This course provides insight as to how IT systems can be hardened to protect digital IT assets. Hardening ensures IT systems comply with organizational security guidelines. In this course, Device Hardening, you'll acquire skills that will let you secure your IT environment. First, you'll explore how hardening applies to a wide variety of computing solutions. Next, you'll learn how to apply security requirements to harden network devices and hosts. Finally, you'll discover how to secure virtualization environments and application servers. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge needed to properly harden your IT ecosystem. Software required: Microsoft Windows Server 2016, System Center Configuration Manager 2016, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Azure.