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O'Reilly Publishes Strategy to Diminish Internet Intrusion, Sabotage, and Information Theft, and Maximize Security for Windows Internet Server Sites

Press release: November 21, 2000

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 (Norberg, $29.95), 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,, Bugtraq Moderator

"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,; NTBugtraq Editor

Online Resources:

Securing Windows NT/2000 Servers for the Internet
A Checklist for System Administrators

By Stefan Norberg
November 2000
ISBN 1-56592-768-0, 200 pages, $29.95 (US)

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