Least Privilege Security for Windows 7, Vista and XP

Yesterday I received a pre-release copy of Russel Smith’s book called Least Privilege Security for Windows 7, Vista and XP. The book is entirely dedicated to the subject of running Least Privilege Security (or standard user accounts) on Windows operating systems in the enterprise. The book has 420 pages and covers the following topics: Chapter 1, An Overview of Least Privilege Security in Microsoft Windows Chapter 2, Political and Cultural Challenges for Least Privilege Security Read More …

BookTip: Group Policy – Fundamentals, Security and the Managed Desktop

Today I’ve received a signed copy of Jeremy Moskowitz latest Book “Group Policy – Fundamentals, Security and the Managed Desktop”, so instead of using my laptop I guess I’ll be holding a real book in my hands this weekend. Jeremy also published 3 FREE chapters: Bonus Chapter 1 – Scripting Group Policy Operations with Windows PowerShell (co-written with PowerShell MVP Jeff Hicks.) Bonus Chapter 2 – Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPMv4) Bonus Chapter 3 – Read More …

Reading – Administering Windows Vista Security

Although you usually don’t read IT related books from page 1 and end it on the last page, I consider having finished reading Mark Minasis’ Administering Windows Vista Security – The Big surprises. While many IT books can end up being a bit annoying, i found this one very nice to read as it does include the authors own opinion and practical experiences and it does real fluently. The book gives you a good insight Read More …