* Load the operating system in a secure environment that does not have any worms or bots running rampant on the network. This includes home networks that are directly connected to the Internet without a firewall or router. By the time you get the OS loaded, without maintenance, the system will already be infected. This is especially true for businesses rebuilding hosts in a DMZ that may allow unrestricted Internet activity to touch various hosts. * After you load the OS, continuously run Microsoft update or WSUS to verify all security and maintenance has been applied. * Next, load your endpoint protection solution and perform a vulnerability assessment to verify the OS is hardened with the desired characteristics for your environment or home. * Next, begin loading all utilities and applications for the system. If the application has an auto update engine, make sure you use it. Applications are becoming the number one vulnerability for penetrating the host. * After you are complete, run another vulnerability assessment to confirm the system cannot be exploited due to outdated security maintenance or older applications.While these steps may seem too much for a home user, it's important to understand they are an absolute requirement for any business. Regardless of your AV vendor, without vulnerability assessment and endpoint protection, your systems are vulnerable to exploitation.
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