Security Best Practices


By no means a comprehensive list, today’s Best Practices are brought to you by the letter “security“.

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Assess Your Environment

•The Security Risk Management Discipline module

•The Assessing Network Security book

•The SANS Security Policy Project


Protect Your Network

•The Deploying Virtual Private Networks with Windows Server 2003 book

•The Using ISA Server 2006 with Exchange 2007 guide

•The Using ISA Server 2004 with Exchange Server 2003 guide

•The Microsoft Network Security Guidance

•The Microsoft Guide to Securing Wireless LANs

Using IPSec to Help Secure an Internal Corporate Network Server


Protect Your Servers and Clients

•The Security Management Service Management MOF guide

•The 2007 Microsoft Office Security Guide

•The Windows Vista Security Guide

•The Windows Server 2003 Security Guide

•The Windows XP Security Guide v2 (updated for Service Pack 2)

•The Exchange Server 2003 Security Hardening Guide

SQL Server 2005 Security Best Practices

Scenarios and Procedures for Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: Security

SharePoint 2007 Security Features

•The Microsoft Identity and Access Management Series

•The Antivirus Defense-in-Depth Guide

•The Microsoft Guide to Security Patch Management

•The Improving Web Application Security Guide

•The Writing Secure Code book

•The Threat Modeling book


Monitor Your Environment

•The Microsoft Threats and Countermeasures Guide

•The Service Monitoring Guide

•The Responding to Security Incidents Guide

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