Windows NT Security Guide

Windows NT Security Guide

by Stewart S. Miller

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Overview

Windows NT Security Guide by Stewart S. Miller

Windows NT is fast becoming the platform of choice for the majority of business applications in the IT industry today. While this platform has offered several significant enhancements in terms of providing a flexible GUI, the main benefit is functionality and control over the computing environment. One of the biggest gaps in computer security has originated with the operating system. For example, hackers have been able to penetrate the Unix operating system and compromise the integrity of the data because it was not designed with security in mind. Windows NT 5.0, however, has been built on a more secure foundation from conception to delivery in an effort to provide security. This text identifies specific ways to implement Windows NT effectively and securely throughout an organization, including mobile locations, and shows how to prepare and protect against information attacks.

Protecting your corporate data is crucial to the success of your organization. Windows NT can offer you a secure operating environment, but only if you guard points of entry where a hacker could compromise your data integrity. Knowing how to provide security can literally ensure your business's future.

Focuses on practical, hands-on implementation
Covers NT 5.0, as well as NT 4.0
Provides help at every stage from installation to network deployment and beyond

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781555582111
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Publication date: 08/15/1998
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 7.04(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Windows NT Security Issues * Windows NT Security Model * Planning a Secure Installation * Developing a Secure Network Cabling System * Selecting a Secure Media Access Method * Securing the NT Registry * Windows NT Secure File System * Securing Business Objectives * Building a More Secure Desktop * Network Deployment * Windows NT Network Security * NT as a Secure Remote Access Server * Windows NT "Secure" Server * Securely Connecting to the World * Maintaining Security * Web Security * Windows NT Security Troubles * Cooperative Security * Making Windows NT More Secure * Avoiding NT Security Breaches

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