Synopses & Reviews
Windows security concepts and technologies for IT beginners
IT security can be a complex topic, especially for those new to the field of IT. This full-color book, with a focus on the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) program, offers a clear and easy-to-understand approach to Windows security risks and attacks for newcomers to the world of IT. By paring down to just the essentials, beginners gain a solid foundation of security concepts upon which more advanced topics and technologies can be built.
This straightforward guide begins each chapter by laying out a list of topics to be discussed, followed by a concise discussion of the core networking skills you need to have to gain a strong handle on the subject matter. Chapters conclude with review questions and suggested labs so you can measure your level of understanding of the chapter's content.
- Serves as an ideal resource for gaining a solid understanding of fundamental security concepts and skills
- Offers a straightforward and direct approach to security basics and covers anti-malware software products, firewalls, network topologies and devices, network ports, and more
- Reviews all the topics you need to know for taking the MTA 98-367 exam
- Provides an overview of security components, looks at securing access with permissions, addresses audit policies and network auditing, and examines protecting clients and servers
If you're new to IT and interested in entering the IT workforce, then Microsoft Windows Security Essentials is essential reading.
This full-color book covers fundamental security concepts and skills for indivuals brand new to IT. Taking a straightforward and direct approach, Microsoft Windows Security Essentials
provides readers with a solid foundational knowledge of IT security issues and topics.
Each chapter begins with a list of topic areas that will be discussed, followed by clear and concise discussion of the core security concepts and skills necessary for the reader to gain a strong understanding of the chapter topic areas. The chapters will conclude with review questions and suggested labs, so the reader can measure their understanding of the chapter topics.
Each chapter will include suggested hands-on labs using Windows Server 2008, anti-malware software products, firewalls, network topologies and devices, and network ports. In addition, it will cover the topics one needs to know for the MTA 98-367 exam, Security Fundamentals.
Topics covered include:
- Understanding Core Security Principles
- Understand User Authentication
- Securing Access with Permissions
- Audit Policies and Network Auditing
- Protecting Clients and Servers
Learn Windows Security Quickly and Easily
This full-color guide covers the basics of securing a Windows operating system and prepares you to take the Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98-367, Security Fundamentals. You'll learn essential security principles, then quickly get up to speed on malware, NTFS permissions, firewalls, encryption, and much more. This is the ideal book, whether you're aspiring to be an IT professional, or just brushing up on the basics.
Learn these Windows security essentials—and more:
Understanding how risk and threat impact security principles
Recognizing malware in all its forms
Defending against social engineering attacks
Identifying the three aspects of user authentication
Securing access using NTFS permissions
Protecting clients, servers, and networks
Understanding encryption, certificates, and PKIs
Preparing for MTA Exam 98-367, Security Fundamentals
View full-color images of system security settings
Practical illustrations help reinforce learning objectives
This striking Essentials book maximizes skill acquisition and knowledge retention with:
Chapter-opening learning objectives
Full coverage of all exam topics
Four-color screenshots and illustrations
Essentials and Beyond—summaries and additional suggested exercises
Chapter review questions
About the Author
Darril Gibson, MCSE, MCITP, ITIL v3, Security+, CISSP, is the CEO of Security Consulting and Training, LLC. A Microsoft Certified Trainer since August, 1999, he regularly teaches, writes, and consults on a wide variety of security and technical topics. He has authored, coauthored, or contributed to 14 books on a wide range of topics that include Server 2008, Windows 7, SQL Server, CompTIA Security+, and security.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Understanding Core Security Principles.
Chapter 2 Understanding Malware and Social Engineering.
Chapter 3 Understanding User Authentication.
Chapter 4 Securing Access with Permissions.
Chapter 5 Using Audit Policies and Network Auditing.
Chapter 6 Protecting Clients and Servers.
Chapter 7 Protecting a Network.
Chapter 8 Understanding Wireless Security.
Chapter 9 Understanding Physical Security.
Chapter 10 Enforcing Confidentiality with Encryption.
Chapter 11 Understanding Certificates and a PKI.
Chapter 12 Understanding Internet Explorer Security.
Appendix A Answers to Review Questions.
Appendix B Microsoft's Certification Program.