Microsoft Vista for IT Security Professionals

Microsoft Vista for IT Security Professionals

by Anthony Piltzecker, Laura E. Hunter, Scott Granneman
     
 

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This book is designed for the professional system administrators who need to securely deploy Microsoft Vista in their networks. Readers will not only learn about the new security features of Vista, but they will learn how to safely integrate Vista with their existing wired and wireless network infrastructure and safely deploy with their existing applications and

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This book is designed for the professional system administrators who need to securely deploy Microsoft Vista in their networks. Readers will not only learn about the new security features of Vista, but they will learn how to safely integrate Vista with their existing wired and wireless network infrastructure and safely deploy with their existing applications and databases. The book begins with a discussion of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Initiative and Vista's development cycle, which was like none other in Microsoft's history. Expert authors will separate the hype from the reality of Vista’s preparedness to withstand the 24 x 7 attacks it will face from malicious attackers as the world’s #1 desktop operating system. The book has a companion CD which contains hundreds of working scripts and utilities to help administrators secure their environments.

· Microsoft Windows operating systems run more than 90% of the desktop PCs in the world and Vista is the first major Windows release in more than 5 years
· This is currently the only book on Windows Vista Security
· The companion CD contains hundreds of working scripts and utilities to help administrators secure their environments.

Editorial Reviews

The Barnes & Noble Review
Microsoft says Vista is the most secure Windows ever. Even so, securing Vista in the enterprise will take plenty of knowledge and effort on your part. This book provides the knowledge, helping you protect your Vista workstations, data, applications, and users as efficiently as humanly possible.

The authors walk you through securing user access, helping you make the most of encryption, Vista's improved handling of smartcards, and its rewritten logon architecture. (Among their many insider tips: Don't delete winit.exe. Files by that name used to be created by malware, but Vista's winit.exe is essential to managing logons.)

After introducing Vista's trusted platform module services, the authors guide you through managing rights, using encryption and PatchGuard, and preventing file copying to USB drives. You'll walk through securing networks (including IPv6 and wireless WPA2); protecting the new Windows Mail client; managing updates; and monitoring, well, just about everything. Bill Camarda, from the May 2007 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597491396
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 2.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Tony Piltzecker (CISSP, MCSE, CCNA, CCVP, Check Point CCSA, Citrix CCA), is an independent consultant based in Boston, MA. Tony's specialties include network security design, Microsoft operating system and applications architecture, as well as Cisco IP Telephony implementations. Tony’s background includes positions as Systems Practice Manager for Presidio Networked Solutions, IT Manager for SynQor Inc, Network Architect for Planning Systems, Inc, and Senior Networking Consultant with Integrated Information Systems. Along with his various certifications, Tony holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

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