Hardening Windows

Authors: Hassell, Jonathan

  • Covers the Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Server R2’s new Security Configuration Wizard, branch-office security features, and new setup options
  • Each chapter ends with checkpoints to ensure thoroughness
  • Applicable to all current versions of Windows (NT, 2000 Pro/Server, SP Pro, and Server 2003)
  • Includes automation suggestions, from deployment to rollout and beyond
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About this book

System administrators know the Internet is a hostile environment. They can't tell when a hacker will attempt to gain access to the SQL server, but they can bet that there will be an attempt soon. Because the operating system is vital to a computer's functioning, and because it's the only layer between the machine's available resources and its users, it's critical that the operating system resist compromise.

Hardening Windows is an intermediate-to-advanced guide to implementing preventative security measures for the Windows operating system, and it's the only book that covers NT, 2000, XP, and 2003. This book is designed to provide a quick and easy checklist-style reference to the steps system administrators need to take to anticipate attacks and compromises, and to harden Windows NT, 2000, XP, and Server 2003 against them.

About the authors

Jonathan Hassell is an author, consultant, and speaker on a variety of IT topics. His published works include RADIUS, Hardening Windows, Using Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003, and Learning Windows Server 2003. His work appears regularly in such periodicals as Windows IT Pro, PC Pro, and TechNet Magazine. Jonathan also speaks worldwide on topics ranging from networking and security to Windows administration. He is currently an editor for Apress, which specializes in books for programmers and IT professionals.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Hardening: Theory and General Practice

    Hassell, Jonathan

    Pages 1-9

  • Windows NT Security

    Hassell, Jonathan

    Pages 11-31

  • Windows 2000 Security

    Hassell, Jonathan

    Pages 33-47

  • Windows XP Security

    Hassell, Jonathan

    Pages 49-70

  • Defining Enterprise Security Policies with Windows 2000 and Later

    Hassell, Jonathan

    Pages 71-85

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-0681-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hardening Windows
Authors
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Jonathan Hassell
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0681-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0681-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 200
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