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Microsoft Windows Security Essentials

  • Published: June 2011
  • 336 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

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 READ MORE >

Introduction.

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.

Index.

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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