***** Thor’s Microsoft Security Bible. By Timothy “Thor” Mullen. Syngress, www.syngress.com; 336 pages; $59.95.
This book presents a fascinating collection of practical and immediately implementable Microsoft security techniques, processes, and methodologies uniquely illustrated through real-world process examples. The author enriches the reader with detailed technical information on security processes for all major Microsoft applications in simple readable form.
The book contains detailed security concepts and methodologies described at every level: server, client, organizational structure, and platform-specific security options, and also includes new security tools complete with source code. It also conveys the wisdom and expertise of this legendary writer who has remained on the cutting edge of Microsoft security for over two decades.
The author guides us from introduction and scope to final implementation. Each chapter provides applied knowledge that can be used in your own projects. It is full of practical material, including diagrams, sketches, and screenshots. It also explains possible pitfalls you will meet down the road.
Top security professionals as well as many younger aspirants in the security sector should find this book extremely informative and useful.
Reviewer: Col. Kuljeet Singh (retired), CPP, is director of business development and planning for Command International Security Services, Inc. He is a member of ASIS International.