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Hardening Network Security


(Co-Author – ISBN: 0072257032)

Take a proactive approach to network security by implementing preventive measures against attacks–before they occur. Written by a team of security experts, this hands-on resource provides concrete steps you can take immediately as well as ongoing actions to ensure long-term security. Get complete details on how to systematically harden your network from the ground up, as well as strategies for getting company-wide support for your security plan.

Features a four-part hardening methodology:

  • Do This Now!–Checklist of immediate steps to take to lockdown your system from further attack
  • Take It From The Top–Systematic approach to hardening your enterprise from the top down
  • Once Is Never Enough!–Ongoing monitoring and assessment plan to keep your network secure, including patch management and auditing
  • How to Succeed–Strategies for getting budget approval, management buy-in, and employee cooperation for your security program
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