Security for Microsoft Windows System Administrators: Introduction to Key Information Security Concepts

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Elsevier, Nov 3, 2011 - Computers - 216 pages
Security for Microsoft Windows System is a handy guide that features security information for Windows beginners and professional admin. It provides information on security basics and tools for advanced protection against network failures and attacks.

The text is divided into six chapters that cover details about network attacks, system failures, audits, and social networking. The book introduces general security concepts including the principles of information security, standards, regulation, and compliance; authentication, authorization, and accounting; and access control. It also covers the cryptography and the principles of network, system, and organizational and operational security, including risk analysis and disaster recovery. The last part of the book presents assessments and audits of information security, which involve methods of testing, monitoring, logging, and auditing.

This handy guide offers IT practitioners, systems and network administrators, and graduate and undergraduate students in information technology the details they need about security concepts and issues. Non-experts or beginners in Windows systems security will also find this book helpful.
  • Take all the confusion out of security including: network attacks, system failures, social networking, and even audits
  • Learn how to apply and implement general security concepts
  • Identify and solve situations within your network and organization
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to General Security Concepts
1
Chapter 2 Cryptography
29
Chapter 3 Network Security
71
Chapter 4 System Security
109
Chapter 5 Organizational and Operational Security
135
Chapter 6 Security Assessments and Audits
161
Common Applications and Port Numbers
189
Information Security Professional Certifications
191
Index
193
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Derrick Rountree (CISSP, CASP, MCSE) has been in the IT field for almost 20 years. He has a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering. Derrick has held positions as a network administrator, IT consultant, a QA engineer, and an Enterprise Architect. He has experience in network security, operating system security, application security, and secure software development. Derrick has contributed to several other Syngress and Elsevier publications on Citrix, Microsoft, and Cisco technologies.

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