Whether you are the only employee of a startup, a systems administrator managing a critical web server, a security consultant, or a systems manager overseeing an entire networked organization, this book provides you with an in-depth view of the risks in today's rapidly changing and increasingly insecure networked and digitally enabled environment. It will help you understand and analyze the risks involved and determine what level of security is needed; maintain a security system; formulate, implement, and streamline a usable policy; protect your Web setup from intrusion, sabotage, eavesdropping and tampering; scan the network for loopholes using the same array of tools hackers use; protect against active content, cookies, malicious code and hostile Java applets; secure electronic commerce and choose the right type of digital payment; select, secure, configure and set up firewalls; secure an extended and distributed enterprise network or Virtual Private Network.
The companion CD ROM contains an array of NT 5.0, Windows 98 & Windows 95 tools to scan networks, Web servers and sites for vulnerabilities, tools to break into networks and web servers, encryption tools, Firewall software, cookie killers, digital signers, log analysis and dictionary based password cracking tools to give a reality check to your best bets on security.
A companion website links you to the latest in the security scene both from the Underground and the industry and lets you access a variety of resources to keep up to date in this dynamic field. Rather than focus on Unix, this book covers Windows NT 5.0, IIS 4.0, Frontpage 98, Windows 98 and 95, as Windows is becoming the preferred platform for web development.
Covers Windows NT, Windows 95 and Windows 98
Companion website provides additional content and free updates
Discusses disaster recovery