Security for Microsoft Windows System Administrators

Security for Microsoft Windows System Administrators

Introduction to Key Information Security Concepts

1st Edition - September 23, 2010

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  • Author: Derrick Rountree
  • eBook ISBN: 9781597495950
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781597495943

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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Systems and Network Administrators

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments

    About the Author

    Chapter 1 Introduction to General Security Concepts

        Principles of Information Security

        Information Security Standards, Regulations, and Compliance

        Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)

        Access Control


    Chapter 2 Cryptography

        Basic Cryptography Concepts

        PKI Concepts

        Implementing PKI and Certificate Management


    Chapter 3 Network Security

        General Network Concepts and Vulnerabilities

        Network Services and Network Devices

        Internet Security and Vulnerabilities

        Network Security Tools and Devices


    Chapter 4 System Security

        General System Security Threats

        Hardware and Peripheral Devices

        OS and Application Security


        System-Based Security Applications


    Chapter 5 Organizational and Operational Security

        Physical Security Concepts and Vulnerabilities

        Policies and Procedures

        Risk Analysis

        Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery


    Chapter 6 Security Assessments and Audits

        Vulnerability Assessments and Testing


        Logging and Auditing


    Appendix A: Common Applications and Port Numbers

    Appendix B: Information Security Professional Certifications


Product details

  • No. of pages: 216
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Syngress 2010
  • Published: September 23, 2010
  • Imprint: Syngress
  • eBook ISBN: 9781597495950
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781597495943

About the Author

Derrick Rountree

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

(CISSP, CASP, MCSE) has been in the IT field for almost 20 years.

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