Free Security eBooks

You know that learning more about security is an ongoing process. Plenty of online resources--such as countless articles and white papers from a long list of businesses and individuals--can help you along the way.

One particular type of resource that might interest you is eBooks. Numerous free security-related eBooks are available online, and this week, I want to tell you about a few of them that you might find useful.

The first eBooks I want to mention are in our own Windows IT Library. We have several titles available right now and more in production. Some of the titles include "A Guide to Group Policy," "Content Security in the Enterprise--Spam and Beyond," "A Guide to Windows Power Tools," and "Preemptive Email Security and Management." You can download individual chapters or even entire books in .pdf format.

Another ebook you might find interesting is the independently published "IIS Security and Programming Countermeasures." Written by Jason Coombs, the book is available for download as a set of text files in one .zip file. You can read more about it in the related news story on our Web site.

Another great resource for eBooks is Realtime Publishers, which publishes a long list of titles, many of which pertain to security. A few of the titles you'll find at Realtime's Web site are "Email Management and Security," "Identity Management," "Windows 2000 Security," "Blocking Spam with Sender Validation," "Securing .NET Server," and "Email Protection."

Microsoft's Security Guidance Center, particularly the Products and Technologies Index, offers books, articles, and checklists that cover all of Microsoft's enterprise products. Subject matter includes older products, such as Windows 98; newer products, such as Windows Server 2003; and just about everything in between, such as Microsoft Exchange Server, IIS, Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server, SQL Server, and Systems Management Server (SMS). Be sure to check out the Security Guidance Center, along with the other resources I mentioned, and consider bookmarking these URLs for future reference.

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