Thor's Microsoft Security Bible provides a one-stop-shop for Microsoft-related security techniques and procedures as applied to the typical deployment of a Microsoft-based infrastructure. Written by world-renowned security expert Timothy Thor Mullen, the book presents a fascinating collection of practical and immediately implementable Microsoft security techniques, processes and methodologies uniquely illustrated through real-world process examples.
This book contains detailed security concepts and methodologies described at every level: Server, Client, Organizational Structure, Platform-specific security options, and application specific security (IIS, SQL, Active Directory, etc.). It also includes new, never-before-published security tools complete with source code; detailed technical information on security processes for all major Microsoft applications; unique project-based storytelling delivery, combining multiple security techniques and methods together for real-world solutions to security challenges in actual business use cases; reference-style content for access to specific application security techniques and methods; actual author opinion and guidance as not only HOW to go about security particular applications, but WHY to do so.
This book will be of interest to systems and network administrators, IT managers, security and network engineers, and database administrators.
- Named the 2011 Best Systems Administration Book by InfoSec Reviews
- Detailed technical information on security processes for all major Microsoft applications
- Unique project-based "storytelling" delivery, combining multiple security techniques and methods together for real-world solutions to security challenges in actual business use cases
- Reference-style content for access to specific application security techniques and methods
- Actual author opinion and guidance as not only HOW to go about security particular applications, but WHY to do so
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Chapter 1. Securely Writing Web Proxy Log Data to Structured Query Language (SQL) Server and Programmatically Monitoring Web Traffic Data in Order to Automatically Inject Allow/Deny Rules into Threat Management Gateway (TMG) Chapter 2. Internet Information Server (IIS) Authentication and Authorization Models, and Locking Down File Access with Encrypting File System (EFS) and Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (Web DAV) Chapter 3. Analyzing and Blocking Malicious Traffic Based on Geolocation Chapter 4. Creating an Externally Accessible Authenticated Proxy in a Secure Manner Chapter 5. The Creation and Maintenance of Low Privileged Service Users (with a focus on SQL) Chapter 6. Remote Security Log Collection in a Least Privilege Environment Chapter 7. Securing RDP Appendix A: List Of Acronyms Appendix B: Full list of Server 2008 logs via WEVTUTIL tool
Timothy "Thor Mullen is an independent programming consultant who, after 25 years of supporting Microsoft operating systems and programming languages, has completely abandoned all Microsoft technologies in favor of Apple OS X and open source systems such as Linux and BSD.
After years working for the software giant, Thor now condemns the company for their unethical practices and evangelizes for Apple OS X and open systems and has committed his research to the betterment of users by providing guidance for users to switch from their dependency upon Windows and enjoy the superior, secure, and feature-rich experience that is OS X.