Cyber Security for Absolute Beginners: OS Security

Part 3: Learn Vital Operating System Security Concepts: Windows and Mac Permissions, Encryption, Patching, and Much More!


The average person spends 7 hours a day on their computer, and unfortunately, most people don't know how secure and lock down their operating system (OS) effectively. With the many cyber-based threats we all face daily, you must know how to protect your computer and the data that resides on it.

Luckily, this course shows you how to protect your Windows or Mac computer, designed for beginners.

In this 5-hour course, I'll show you step-by-step the fundamentals of operating system security, teaching you the essentials of OS security, privacy, and data protection to help you better protect yourself and your computers.


  • OS Protection Fundamentals
  • Understanding User Accounts
  • File & Directory Permissions
  • File & Disk Encryption
  • Data Storage & Backups
  • Host-Based Firewalls
  • Application & Execution Control
  • Additional Topics

Once you complete this course, you'll have a strong fundamental understanding of operating system security to help you better protect your IT and business infrastructure!

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Your Instructor

Alton Hardin
Alton Hardin

Alton Hardin is an educator, self-published & best-selling author, and full-time IT and Business professional with 20 years of experience, that has a fond love for teaching and helping his students excel.

He has earned two graduate degrees, an M.B.A. and M.S. in IT Network Management; moreover, he currently holds multiple IT industry certifications, including the CISSP, ITIL, Security+, Network+, Project+, eJPT, MTA, and several other certifications.

Alton has always had a fond love for teaching. As an undergraduate, he group tutored chemistry students and as a graduate student, he taught a GMAT prep course. Upon graduating from his MBA program, he began teaching as an adjunct professor for the School of Business & Public Administration at his local state university in the field of Information Systems and IT Management.

He is also the founder of MicroGrinder Poker School, an online poker school dedicated to micro stakes poker players, where he provides a wide array of free and low-cost poker resources and poker training, included poker strategy articles and poker training video series.

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