Essential reading for any IT security organization, Hack Proofing Windows 2000 Server takes on a single, vital feature of Windows 2000 Server operations and explains its many aspects, both conceptually and practically. It expertly documents processes and explains complicated architectures through experience and research. The authors include directions on how to use security services, including Kerberos and the Encrypting File System (EFS). Most of the coverage examines behind-the-interface operations, relying on flow diagrams and uncluttered conceptual drawings to illustrate processes like smart-card authentication and the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Question-and-answer sections at the end of each chapter are well-chosen; one example asks about using 128-bit encryption across an international network.
Called, the one book to read if you’re responsible for the security of your Win 2K network, the updated and expanded edition of this bestselling book will provide you with full mastery of the many new security features of Windows 2000 Server. It will show you how to get all of the required security features installed and configured as well as how to build a long-term security plan for your organization.
From the Publisher
1. Migrate from NT 3.51 or NT 4.0 to Windows 2000 Server Security
Use the Windows 2000 Setup Wizard to migrate components and delegate administrative authority.
2. Master Kerberos Server Authentication
Learn how to implement tickets containing client credentials encrypted withshared keys.
3. Understand the Default File System and Registry Permissions
See why default permissions for Power Users and Users vary greatly from the permissions given to Administrators.
4.Understand Windows 2000 Security Configuration Tool Set
A central, easy-to-use program that will allow configuration of domains, organizational units, and local security.
5.Encrypting the File System for Windows 2000
Keep your data from being viewed and/or modified by any unauthorized user.
6.Implement IP Security for Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
Protect the integrity and confidentiality of information as it moves through the network and the Internet.
7.Configure Microsoft Windows 2000 Public Key Infrastructure
PKI includes new security features that will prevent man-in-the-middle attacks on corporate secrets.
8.Securing Internet Information Services
Learn how to secure a Windows 2000 server running Internet Information
Service (IIS) 5.0.
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About the Author
Chad Todd (MCSE, MCT, CNE, CAN, A+, Network+, I-Net+) is a Systems Trainer for Ikon Education Services, a global provider of technology training. He currently teaches Windows 2000 and Windows XP courses. In addition to training for Ikon, Chad also provides private consulting for small- to medium-sized companies. Chad first earned his MCSE on Windows NT 4.0 and has been working with Windows 2000 and Windows XP since their first beta releases. He was awarded Microsoft Charter Member 2000 for being one of the first 2000 engineers to attain Windows 2000 MCSE certification.