November 21, 2000
O'Reilly Publishes Strategy to Diminish Internet Intrusion, Sabotage, and Information Theft, and Maximize Security for Windows Internet Server Sites
Sebastopol, CA--In recent years, Windows NT and Windows 2000 systems
have emerged as viable platforms for Internet servers. Unfortunately,
the typical Windows NT/2000 installation makes a Windows server an easy
target for attacks.
O'Reilly's newest release, Securing Windows
NT/2000 Servers for the Internet: A Checklist for System Administrators
provides practical "how-to" advice for busy sys admins who want to
ensure the security of their systems.
According to author Stefan Norberg, "The use of Windows systems as
Internet servers presents security challenges. In contrast to most
internal systems, systems connected to the Internet are directly
exposed to attacks from both unsophisticated and highly skilled
attackers." Securing Windows NT/2000 Servers for the Internet was
written to simplify the challenging job of securing a Windows server by
paring down installation and configuration instructions into a series
of concise checklists.
Norberg is quick to reveal that Securing Windows
NT/2000 Servers for the Internet is not a book for novices.
Securing the Windows NT or the
Windows 2000 operating system for Internet use is a complex task. "I
see this book as one you'll read through and then carry with you to
check your work as you secure your Windows NT or 2000 server,
step-by-step," he says.
By carefully following the detailed instructions provided by Norberg,
you will dramatically increase the security of your Windows NT and
Windows 2000 Internet Servers, and alleviate the threat of Internet
intrusion, sabotage, and information theft.
"If you are running a web site on NT/2000, RUN-do not walk--and buy
this book. Practical techniques backed by sound theory make his book an
invaluable resource."--Marcus J. Ranum, Chief Technology Officer,
Network Flight Recorder, Inc.
"Stefan Norberg delivers with a detailed checklist on how to harden
your Windows NT and 2000 servers to help keep the internet barbarians
outside your corporate castle walls. A must in this age of electronic
conflict."--Elias Levy, Chief Technology Officer, SecurityFocus.com,
"Norberg's book is bound to become a 'must-have' for any network
administrator or security professional working with Microsoft
productsWith no further study, the reader will be able to strengthen
the security of a Windows 2000 server immensely...As always, O'Reilly's
books do, in fewer pages, what other massive tomes fail to do--give you
the goods."--Russ Cooper, Surgeon-General, ICSA.net; NTBugtraq Editor
Windows NT/2000 Servers for the Internet
A Checklist for System Administrators
By Stefan Norberg
ISBN 1-56592-768-0, 200 pages, $29.95 (US)
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