Host protection strategies, such as enabling anti-exploitation
features, can be effective in protecting Windows endpoints from
compromise. Microsoft offers a tool to assist in this area and is
provided at no cost. The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET)
is a utility that helps to prevent the exploitation of software
vulnerabilities. EMET can be effective in safeguarding organizations from compromise
by malicious actors. The configuration of EMET can be controlled
centrally by enterprise system administrators using Group Policy. While
centralized management capability is built into the tool, centralized
reporting capabilities are not, creating a challenge when it comes to
real-time situational awareness, metrics gathering, troubleshooting, and
reporting. This report presents methods by which systems administrators
and/or information security personnel can create a centralized
reporting console using native Windows capabilities and the Splunk
machine data analysis engine.
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