Now fully updated and revised, this official Microsoft RESOURCE KIT delivers the in-depth information and tools you need to help protect your Windows-based clients, servers, networks, and Internet services. Security experts Ben Smith and Brian Komar, working in conjunction with the Microsoft Security Team, explain how core Windows security internals work and how to assess security threats and vulnerabilities, configure security features, monitor and respond to security events, and effectively apply security technologies and best practices. You’ll find new information on Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 2, and Microsoft Office 2003 Editions. And you’ll get essential tools, scripts, templates, and other key resources on the CD.
Get in-depth guidance on how to:
Build security considerations into the design of Active Directory® objects, domains, and forests; manage user accounts and passwords; apply Group Policy
NEW—Utilize the Security Configuration Wizard and Windows Update Services
Configure TCP/IP and the Windows Firewall, and address the unique security risks of mobile computing and wireless networking
Define security settings for domain controllers, IIS 5.0 and 6.0, Windows Terminal Services, and DNS, DHCP, WINS, RAS, and certificate servers
NEW—Design an 802.1x authentication infrastructure
NEW—Implement the security advances in Microsoft Office 2003 Editions, IIS 6.0, and the latest service packs
Perform security assessments and respond to security incidents
Manage security and privacy settings for Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer
20+ tools and scripts, including:
Xcacls.vbs—to script file and folder permissions
EventcombMT.exe—to collect and search event logs from multiple computers through a GUI
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p>Ben Smith is a senior security strategist at Microsoft, where he works on developing the company's long-term security strategy. Prior to joining the Microsoft Security Strategies team, he was the lead subject matter expert on security for Microsoft Training & Certification. In addition to being a featured speaker at IT industry conferences, Ben recently consulted with the U.S. National Science Foundation on creating methods for preparing a cyber security workforce. Ben is also the chair of the vendor-neutral security certification, CompTIA Security+. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). Ben lives near Redmond, Washington, with his wife Beth Boatright.
Brian Komar is the owner and principal consultant for Komar Consulting, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in network security and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Brian partners with Microsoft on several ventures, which include developing security-related courseware for Microsoft Training & Certification, authoring material for Microsoft Prescriptive Architecture Guides, and writing PKI white papers for the Microsoft Security team. Brian is a frequent speaker at IT industry conferences such as Microsoft Tech Ed, MCP TechMentor, and Windows & .NET Magazine Connections. Brian lives in Winnipeg, Canada, with his wife Krista Kunz.