Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Microsoft Vista for IT Security Professionals
Windows Vista is the first end-to-end major OS release in the Trustworthy Computing era from Microsoft. This book provides unparalleled detail from new code designed to prevent infamous Windows XP buffer overflow attacks to deploying to anti-Phishing features of Internet Explorer 7 to Vista's redesigned support for WiFi (802.11 wireless). This is the book professional SysAdmins MUST have to safely deploy Vista in their environments. This book is designed for the professional system administrators who need to securely deploy
Microsoft Vista in their networks. Readers will not only learn about the new security features of Vista, but they will learn how to safely integrate Vista with their existing wired and wireless network infrastructure and safely deploy with their existing applications and databases. The book begins with a discussion of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Initiative and Vista's development cycle, which was like none other in Microsoft's history. Expert authors will separate the hype from the reality of Vista's preparedness to withstand the 24 x 7 attacks it will face from malicious attackers as the world's #1 desktop operating system. The book has a companion CD contains hundreds of working scripts and utilities to help administrators secure their environments.