This full-color book covers fundamental security#xA0;concepts and skills for indivuals brand new to IT.#xA0;Taking a straightforward and direct approach,#xA0; Security Essentials provides readers with a solid foundational knowledge of#xA0;IT security issues and topics. Each chapter begins with a list of topic areas that will be discussed, followed by clear and consise discussion of#xA0;the core security concepts and skills necessary for the reader to gain a strong understanding of the chapter topic areas. The chapters will conclude with review questions and suggested labs, so the reader can measure their understanding of the chapter topics. Each chapter will include suggested hands-on#xA0;labs using Windows Server 2008, anti-malware software products, firewalls, network topologies and devices, and network ports. In addition, it will cover the topics one needs to know for the MTA 98-367 exam, Security Fundamentals. Topics covered include: Understanding Core Security Principles Understand User Authentication Securing Access with Permissions Audit Policies and Network Auditing Protecting Clients and Servers
Chapter 1 Understanding Core Security Principles.
Chapter 2 Understanding Malware and Social Engineering.
Chapter 3 Understanding User Authentication.
Chapter 4 Securing Access with Permissions.
Chapter 5 Using Audit Policies and Network Auditing.
Chapter 6 Protecting Clients and Servers.
Chapter 7 Protecting a Network.
Chapter 8 Understanding Wireless Security.
Chapter 9 Understanding Physical Security.
Chapter 10 Enforcing Confidentiality with Encryption.
Chapter 11 Understanding Certificates and a PKI.
Chapter 12 Understanding Internet Explorer Security.
Appendix A Answers to Review Questions.
Appendix B Microsoft's Certification Program.