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

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Security is a growing duty of the everyday system administrator. While there are certifications and specialized (expensive) training classes, there is not a go-to-off-the-shelf resource to tackle these obstacles. With a large and growing number of system administrators worldwide, security is quickly becoming one of the weakest areas in their skill set, but one of the most necessary. This book helps bridge the gap for this occupation.

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Overview

Security is a growing duty of the everyday system administrator. While there are certifications and specialized (expensive) training classes, there is not a go-to-off-the-shelf resource to tackle these obstacles. With a large and growing number of system administrators worldwide, security is quickly becoming one of the weakest areas in their skill set, but one of the most necessary. This book helps bridge the gap for this occupation.

  • 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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Editorial Reviews

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"This handy guide features security information for Windows novices and more experienced admins alike, including security basics and tools that provide advanced protection against network attacks and system failures."--TechTarget’s round-up of the "Five Windows Servers books to watch for in 2011"

"Anyone faced with securing Windows systems for the first time would do well to make this book their first port of call. It’s a well-balanced overview of all the facets of Windows system management that need to be addressed from a security perspective. In fact, it’s a useful book for anyone, working on any platform, who needs to understand where security issues reside within corporate systems. That’s because, although it is focused on Windows, and all the practical examples, screenshots and step-by-step instructions relate to that platform, the author also devotes considerable portions of the book to the conceptual groundwork…. IT practitioners who need to get to grips with security issues will find the book a valuable briefing on the most pressing issues, along with a great deal of practical, hands-on advice on how you go about putting the principles into action in a Windows environment…. this book gives you a kind of ‘to do’ list of features and functions that need to be addressed."--Network Security

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597495943
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 10/7/2010
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to General Security Concepts

Chapter 2 Cryptography

Chapter 3 Network Security

Chapter 4 System Security

Chapter 5 Organizational and Operational Security

Chapter 6 Security Assessments and Audits

Appendix A: Common Applications and Port Numbers

Appendix B: Information Security Professional Certifications

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2011

    Highly recommended

    This book was great. It helped me get a good understanding of security. I'm a system admin and didn't know much about security. This book helped me understand most of the basic security concepts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2010

    Great book! Highly recommended.

    The book provides a great overview of security. It's very concise and light reading. You will learn a lot about general security in a short amount of time.

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