From the Back Cover
"The authors clearly demonstrate a master's understanding of the Windows operating system that is certain to make this a 'must-have' book." --Stephen Northcutt, SANS Institute
Get comprehensive security coverage of Windows XP Professional--the most security-focused Microsoft OS yet--from this definitive resource. Learn how default security has been strengthened and how familiar security features from Windows 2000 have been completely reworked, including options to restrict anonymous access, redefine the "Everyone" group, force Guest network logons, utilize blank password restrictions, and much more. Also, the new and enhanced security features of Windows XP, including Software Restriction Policies, Internet Connection Firewall, Group Policy, and wireless networking are covered in detail. This comprehensive reference will be invaluable in your daily work with Microsoft's newest security technologies. Don't miss this chance to fully understand Windows XP security in a Windows 2000 or Windows .NET domain.Configure security policies effectively Manage GPOs in mixed Windows XP and Windows 2000 environments Uncover the registry inside and out with need-to-know security lockdowns and hacks Utilize new EFS features with learned best security practices Overcome wireless threats using IPSec and 801.1x practical solutions Understand how the .NET Framework implements policies across managed code Work with Active Directory, GroupPolicies, and IPSec using the new features available in Windows XP and Windows .NET Reveal powerful new Software Restriction Policies in action using practical examples Prevent DoS attacks through firewall best practices and the new ICF and ICS Get problem-solving techniques and methodologies for penetration testing and incident response
About the Author
Gary Bahadur, CISSP, is the founder of KRAA Security and a social media security consultancy. He was co-founder and Chief Information Officer of Foundstone, Inc., a security vulnerability risk management firm that provided security consulting and training services and technical infrastructure implementation and was sold to McAfee in 2004. Mr. Bahadur is a frequent speaker at security conferences and writes for a number of security-related publications, including "Information Security Magazine" and "SysAdmin Magazine".
Jason Inasi is CEO and creative director at The Factory Interactive, a Miami-based digital design and identity development agency specializing in brand identity, SEO, mobile and Web applications, and business-to-business collaboration. He speaks widely on social media.
Alex de Carvalho is VP of Business Development & Community at VoxMed, co-founder of The Startup Forum, director of social media at Medimix International, and adjunct professor of social media at the University of Miami. He has more than 15 years of experience directing business development at online media and mobile content companies.
Joel Scambray, CISSP, is co-founder and CEO of Consciere, provider of strategic security advisory services. He has assisted companies ranging from newly minted startups to members of the Fortune 50 address information security challenges and opportunities for over a dozen years. Joel's background includes roles as an executive, technical consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been a Senior Director at Microsoft Corporation, where he led Microsoft's online services security efforts for three years before joining the Windows platform and services division to focus on security technology architecture. Joel also co-founded security software and services startup Foundstone Inc. and helped lead it to acquisition by McAfee for $86M. In 2007, he helped lead US-based Leviathan Security from start-up to well-recognized boutique security consultancy. He previously held positions as a Manager for Ernst & Young, security columnist for Microsoft TechNet, Editor at Large for InfoWorld Magazine, and Director of IT for a major commercial real estate firm. Joel is widely recognized as co-author of "Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions", the international best-selling computer security book that first appeared in 1999. He is also lead author of the "Hacking Exposed: Windows" and "Hacking Exposed: Web Applications" series. Joel brings deep experience in technology, IT operations security, and consulting to clients ranging from small startups to the world s largest enterprises. He has spoken widely on information security at forums including Black Hat, I-4, and The Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM), as well as organizations including IANS, CERT, The Computer Security Institute (CSI), ISSA, ISACA, SANS, private corporations, and government agencies such as the Korean Information Security Agency (KISA), FBI, and the RCMP. Joel holds a BS from the University of California at Davis, a MA from UCLA, and he is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).