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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Summary

This chapter has covered the basic tenets of good security planning. Security is about risk mitigation and not risk avoidance. It is a process, and not a product. And it requires a higher level of thinking than simply trying to install technology in an effort to bolt on security after the fact.

When making security decisions we should always consider how they impact confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the information assets we are trying to protect. We need to understand how security decisions in one area will affect relationships on other systems, people, and processes. Combining the eight rules of security with the discipline of a higher security mindset, we can make more informed decisions that are more effective in protecting ...

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