From the Back Cover
It's not the computer. The hacker's first target is YOU!
A dirty little secret that vendors don't want you to know is that good computer security doesn't cost a thing. Any solution you can buy is guaranteed to fail. Malicious hackers use this fact to their advantage. Real security is gained by understanding the enemy's tactics and offsetting them with appropriate and consistently applied Windows settings. These expert authors realize that an effective strategy is two parts technology and one part psychology. Along with learning about Vista's new security features (such as UAC, integrity controls, BitLocker, Protected Mode, and IIS 7), learn common-sense recommendations that will immediately provide reliable value.
Vista Security Tips
- Have a healthy sense of paranoia
Understand and apply the basics properly
Use longer passwords. No, longer than that
Use admin privilege very sparingly
Don't believe Internet Explorer Protected Mode will stop all attacks
Don't believe DEP can stop all attacks
Don't believe any technology can stop all attacks
About the Author
Roger A. Grimes
, CPA, CISSP, four-time MVP, is a 20-year industry veteran and author of seven books and over 200 articles on Windows security. Currently working for Microsoft as an ACE Team senior security consultant, Roger previously taught Windows and Linux security for Foundstone and is a highly requested industry speaker.
Jesper M. Johansson is currently working on application security and developer security training on large software projects. Prior to his current work he was a senior security strategist at Microsoft Corporation and is a well known authority on Windows operating system security. He holds a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems.