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Professional Windows Desktop and Server Hardening

Professional Windows Desktop and Server Hardening

Roger A. Grimes

ISBN: 978-0-764-59990-3

May 2006

604 pages

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  • Shows how to improve Windows desktop and server security by configuring default security before installing off-the-shelf security products
  • Educates readers about the most significant security threats, building the ultimate defense, operating system hardening, application security, and automating security
  • As a security consultant, the author has an impressive record-of his clients, not one who followed his recommendations has suffered a virus, worm, Trojan, or successful hacker attack in the past five years
  • The companion Web site includes author-created custom security templates and group policies that will automate advice given in the book


Part I: The Basics in Depth.

Chapter 1: Windows Attacks.

Chapter 2: Conventional and Unconventional Defenses.

Chapter 3: NTFS Permissions 101.

Part II: OS Hardening.

Chapter 4: Preventing Password Crackers.

Chapter 5: Protecting High-Risk Files.

Chapter 6: Protecting High-Risk Registry Entries.

Chapter 7: Tightening Services.

Chapter 8: Using IPSec.

Part III: Application Security.

Chapter 9: Stopping Unauthorized Execution.

Chapter 10: Securing Internet Explorer.

Chapter 11: Protecting E-mail.

Chapter 12: IIS Security.

Chapter 13: Using Encrypting File System.

Part IV: Automating Security.

Chapter 14: Group Policy Explained.

Chapter 15: Designing a Secure Active Directory Infrastructure.

Book Summary.


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