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Least Privilege Security for Windows 7, Vista and XP by Russell Smith

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Chapter 1. An Overview of Least Privilege Security in Microsoft Windows

If you've ever been responsible for implementing IT system security in an organization, whether for servers or any other networked devices, you'll know what a tough job it can be. While upper management expects the IT department to keep the company's data safe from hackers and unauthorized access, users and middle management often have other ideas about what constitutes good security, preferring to circumvent security policy or have themselves exempted, without a valid business reason. Sometimes complaints about security are justified, due to poor design or execution.

Security is often bolted on to projects as an afterthought, rather than being an integral part of a design ...

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