Deploying Defender ASR – Block persistence through WMI event subscription

Last week Microsoft released the DRAFT Security baseline for Windows 10 and Windows Server, version 20H2. Although available since Windows 10 1903, the attack surface reduction rule ‘Block persistence through WMI event subscription’ is now being included into the recommended Read More …

Windows Defender, More than just Antivirus – Part 2

In the previous post I provided an overview of the history of Windows Defender and an overview of the various features that have the name Windows Defender in them. When then looked at Windows Defender SmartScreen and Windows Defender Cloud Read More …

Retrieving Windows Defender Exploit Guard Windows Event logs with PowerShell

Most of the features included in Windows Defender Exploit Guard can be enabled in audit or block mode. The impact can then be analyzed either by looking at the corresponding Windows Event log entries or through advanced hunting queries in Read More …