How to teach Windows to make your applications run more securely using EMET

In short, EMET is the “Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit” (thanks Microsoft for all the fun names!).

Basically, here’s the deal in a nutshell: Application vendors don’t always turn on enhanced security when they’re compiling their applications.

Good news: You can force Windows to turn on enhanced application security — for executions themselves.

Note: This does nothing for the underlying application’s security options and settings, which is what my next webinar is all about (

So, I have compiled a bevvy of resources to jumpstart your exploration of EMET and utilize Group Policy to configure enhanced security.

So, here are the resources you’ll need to check this out:

Part 1: What’s the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET)?

Part 2: Control EMET with Group Policy

Part 2.5: Microsoft’s blog entry on EMET

Part 3: Downloading EMET