Guide to Operating Systems Security, 1st Edition

  • Michael Palmer
  • ISBN-10: 0619160403  |  ISBN-13: 9780619160401
  • 618 Pages
  • © 2004 | Published
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Guide to Operating Systems Security is designed to expand networking student's basic network and operating system skills to include planning, implementation, and auditing of a system's security. This text covers a variety of operating systems, including a Windows client operating system, Windows server operating system, Linux, Novell NetWare, and Mac OS. Each chapter offers extensive learning aids including review questions, hands-on projects, and case studies that reinforce concepts and help student apply them to real world applications.

Features and Benefits

  • Explores planning, implementation, and auditing operating system security.
  • Provides coverage of Windows 2000 Professional and Server, Windows XP Professional and Home, Windows Server 2003, NetWare 6.x, Red Hat Linux 9.x, and Mac OS X.
  • Includes From the Trenches feature in each chapter, providing real stories of security events to give students grounding in real-world situations and issues.
  • Features extensive learning tools, including Review Questions, Hands-On Projects, and Case Projects, which allow students to practice skills as they are learned.

Table of Contents

1. Operating Systems Security: Keeping Computers and Networks Secure
2. Viruses, Worms, and Malicious Software
3. Security Through Authentication and Encryption
4. Account-Based Security
5. File, Directory, and Shared Resource Security
6. Firewalls and Border Security
7. Physical and Network Topology Security
8. Wireless Security
9. Web, Remote Access, and VPN Security
10. E-Mail Security
11. Security Through Disaster Recovery
12. Security Through Monitoring and Auditing
Appendix A: Operating System Command-Line Commands


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer, Ph.D., is an industry consultant and educator who has written numerous networking and operating systems books, including best-selling books about Microsoft® Windows® Server systems and UNIX®/Linux®. He is president of CertQuick, which provides computer and networking consulting services, technical authoring services, and computer science curriculum development for schools. Dr. Palmer has worked for 30 years in higher education and industry as an instructor, professor, systems and networking specialist, technical manager, department head, and consultant. He holds bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder.