Readings on Security in Window

In this class, like the prior Web class, you will also read a series of documents which will help increase Windows security. You will probably use many of the suggestions in the readings and some tools to increase security in machines using Windows 2000, XP.

  1. Windows FAQ.

  2. Prior readings in Windows 9x/ME/NT

  3. Microsoft Security Resources - the main Microsoft security site

  4. Microsoft Technet - Security: security bulletins, news, hotfixes, etc.

  5. Belarc Advisor Free Personal PC Audit, very detailed, includind patches, licenses, etc.

  6. Shavlik HFNetChk Now part of VMWARE - allows centralized, real-time, security patch monitoring: a key to good security. Identify needed patches.

  7. Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer: checks a variety of items like passwords, accounts, file system, aulogon, etc.

  8. Microsoft Security Tool Kit: Guides, Updates, and Tools - a basic reference for Microsoft tools and guides.

  9. Windows ITPro Security Blog
  10. Authentication: Kerberos explained, Kerberos Authentication Tools and Settings, and Kerberos in Windows Server 2008.

  11. Windows Server Update Services (WSUS): Allows a network administrator to obtain current patches in a Windows Server, and install (distribute) remotely to Windows clients.

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