Description

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.

Key Features

· 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.

Readership

This book is written for intermediate to advanced System administrators managing Microsoft networks who are deploying Microsoft’s new flagship desktop operating system: Vista. This book is appropriate for system administrators managing small networks of fewer than 10 machines up to enterprise-class networks with tens of thousands of systems. This book is also appropriate for readers preparing for the Microsoft exam MCDST 70-620.

Table of Contents

  • Technical Editor
  • Foreword Contributor
  • Foreword
  • About the Companion Material
  • Chapter 1: Microsoft Vista: An Overview
    • Introduction
    • The User Interface
    • Internet Explorer 7
    • Summary
    • Solutions Fast Track
    • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Chapter 2: Microsoft Vista: The Battle Against Malware Lives On
    • Introduction
    • Malware Fundamentals
    • Improvements in Internet Explorer 7
    • Windows Security Center
    • Windows Defender
    • Summary
    • Solutions Fast Track
    • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Chapter 3: Microsoft Vista: Securing User Access
    • Introduction
    • Access Control Fundamentals
    • Improving the Logon Architecture
    • User Account Control
    • Remote Assistance
    • Network Access Protection
    • Summary
    • Solutions Fast Track
    • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Chapter 4: Microsoft Vista: Trusted Platform Module Services
    • Introduction
    • Understanding the TPM
    • Configuring and Managing the TPM on a Stand-Alone System
    • Configuring and Managing the TPM in an Enterprise Environment
    • TPM Applications
    • Understanding the Security Implications of the TPM
    • Summary
    • Solutions Fast Track
    • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Chapter 5: Microsoft Vista: Data Protection
    • Introduction
    • Rights Management
    • Encrypting File System
    • Whole-Disk Encryption
    • PatchGuard
    • Summary
    • Solutions Fast Track
    • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Chapter 6: Microsoft Vista: Networking Essentials
    • Introduction
    • Not Your Father’s TCP/IP Stack
    • Using the Network and Sharing Center
    • Using the Network Map
    • Working wi

Details

No. of pages:
672
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Syngress
Print ISBN:
9781597491396
Electronic ISBN:
9780080556147

About the author

Anthony Piltzecker

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.