Demystifying the Windows Firewall – Learn how to irritate attackers without crippling your network

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In 2016, host based firewalls are not optional in a Cybersecurity strategy. Windows comes with a built in and powerful firewall, however the Windows Firewall has a reputation for being difficult to troubleshoot and manage, which leads to it being turned off in most organizations and not well understood. We'll walk through the ins and outs of the Windows Firewall, the attacks it prevents, strategies for managing firewall profiles in complex enterprise environments, planning a rollout that doesn't break everything and troubleshooting when everything does break. We'll also dive into the misunderstood magic of IPsec, showcasing the capabilities available to your customer (identify based firewall rules!) if they embrace the Windows solution, how to unravel the mysteries of “why is my IPsec negotiation failing?” and when and when not to use IPsec.

Day:

3

Level:

Level 300

Session Type:

Breakout

Code:

M377

Room:

New Zealand Room One (SKYCITY)

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    stahtufiang

    // wmi powershell useless firewall (y) why even try to secure something that is not meant to be secure. what a waste of time.

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    mattoz

    Great presentation!  The rule ordering and IPSec info were all new to me.  Also the non-GUI options in custom rules.

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