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Learn Windows IIS in a Month of Lunches by Jason Helmick

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Chapter 7. Securing your sites and web applications

For many web admins this may be the most important chapter and the most confusing. The concept of security makes sense, but the process can be a little complicated. This is a chapter that you’ll want to refer back to often when setting security for your websites.

I’ve run across many websites in IIS where it was clear that the admin didn’t understand how to set up proper security and left the defaults in place. IIS is secured by default, but many admins aren’t closing all the possible security holes and thus aren’t providing a well-secured platform.

Is this important? Yes. Web servers are the primary targets of hackers to gain access into your company. Good security means you probably won’t ...

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