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Microsoft Windows Security Essentials

  • ID: 1944612
  • Book
  • June 2011
  • 336 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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

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
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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.


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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.

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