Windows .NET Server Security Handbook

Windows .NET Server Security Handbook

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The practical, start-to-finish guide to Windows .NET security.-- Covers core .NET architecture including location-aware firewalls and remote desktops.-- Shows how to lock down .NET servers to prevent wireless attacks and defend against new security threats.-- CD-ROM contains powerful library of security tools for securing any .NET system.Windows .NET Server Security Handbook is the complete, practical, step-by-step guide to maximizing Windows .NET security. In this book, two leading experts show how to take advantage of every important new Windows .NET security feature, from .NET's new firewall to its updated Encrypting File System. They review the critical security implications of new features such as raw sockets and Remote Desktop, then demonstrate how to use Microsoft's latest tools to configure security in a wide range of scenarios, and to lock down any Windows .NET system -- Professional or Home. Dr. Cyrus Peikari and Seth Fogie present in-depth coverage of utilizing Microsoft's new Internet Connection Firewall; securing Microsoft IIS Web services in Windows .NET environments; configuring Windows .NET VPNs, PKI, and Smart Cards; and much more. Along the way, they show how to make the most of Microsoft's new security toolset, including the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in, Secedit.exe, and Security Templates. They illuminate the core security architecture Microsoft's .NET platform is built upon, and offer a practical strategy for staying ahead of newly-identified security problems, both current and future.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 368 pages
  • 176.8 x 234.7 x 26.7mm | 721.22g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • w. figs.
  • 0130477265
  • 9780130477262

Table of contents

Preface. Introduction to Windows .NET Security. Introduction. War Driving. Who Should Read This Book? Why Should I Read This Book? Emerging Threats. The Role of Windows .NET Server. What Are the Advantages of This Book? How Will This Book Help Me? Acknowledgments. 1.What's Different in Windows .NET Security. Overview. Microsoft Security Initiatives. Microsoft Strategic Technology Protection Program. Microsoft Security Partners Program. Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Security Solutions. Security Bulletin Severity Rating System. Microsoft Windows Hacker Test. Microsoft Hacker Partnership. Hackers Go Corporate. Full-Disclosure "Gag Rule". Controlled Network Access. Blank Password Restriction. Encrypting File System and Offline Files. Remote Desktop. Remote Assistance. Internet Connection Sharing. Internet Connection Firewall. Location-Aware Networking. Location-Aware Internet Connection Sharing. Location-Aware Internet Connection Firewall. Smart Card Support. Windows Compatible Logo Certification. Kerberos Authentication with X.509 v3. Smart Card Administrative Utilities. Windows .NET Wireless Security. 802.1x-Port-Based Network Access Control. New Windows .NET Server Wireless Features. Summary. 2. Securing Windows .NET Remote Administration. Securing the Remote Desktop. Overview. Requirements. Host Requirement. Client Requirements (Program). Web Server Requirements (Web). Client Requirements (Web). Installation and Setup of the Default Remote Desktop Connection. Host Install. Host Setup. Client Install. Client Setup and Connection. Installation, Setup, and Creation of the Remote Desktop Web Connection. Installing the Web Components. Creating the Remote Desktop Web Connection. Breaking the Remote Desktop Connection. Security Issues with the Remote Desktop Connection. Improper Account Permissions. Weak Passwords. Connecting Local Drives and Peripherals to the Host Computer. ActiveX Components. Saving Connection Information. Troubleshooting the Remote Desktop Connection. Summary. 3. Securing Remote Assistance. Overview. Requirements for Remote Assistance. Using Remote Assistance. Sending the Invitation. To Start the Remote Assistance Session. Remote Assistance and Security Issues. Troubleshooting Remote Assistance. Network Issues. Misconfiguration Issues. Summary. 4. Windows .NET Client Security: Protecting Windows XP. Spotlight: The "Raw Sockets" Controversy. Introduction. What Are Raw Sockets? What Does Windows XP Have to Do with Raw Sockets? Is the Threat Real? Summary. 5. Frequently Asked Questions. The Internet Connection Firewall. Overview. Firewall Review. Static Firewall. Stateful Firewall. The Internet Connection Firewall. Enabling and Disabling the ICF. Services Options. Adding a Service. Editing and Deleting a Service. Programs Options. Adding a Program. Editing and Deleting a Program. Security Logging Options. Setting Up Security Logging. Reading the Log File. ICMP Options. Overview of ICMP. Adjusting the
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About Seth Fogie

DR. CYRUS PEIKARI, Chief Technology Officer of VirusMD Corporation, has won numerous awards for his security software and holds several pending patents in the anti-virus field. He has spoken at Defcon and is frequently interviewed on television for breaking Internet security news.

SETH FOGIE, Senior Security Consultant at VirusMD Corporation, hosts a weekly Internet Security radio segment on CBS affiliate KRLD Radio in Dallas, TX. He is an MCSE and former US Navy Nuclear Engineer. Peikari and Fogie co-authored Windows Internet Security: Protecting Your Critical Data (Prentice Hall PTR).

Chief technical reviewer: Dr. Warwick Ford, Vice President of Research and Chief Technology Officer, VeriSign, Inc., and world-renowned expert on Internet security and cryptography.
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