PART OF THE NEW JONES & BARTLETT LEARNING INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY & ASSURANCE SERIES! More than 90 percent of individuals, students, educators, businesses, organizations, and governments use Microsoft Windows, which has experienced frequent attacks against its well-publicized vulnerabilities. Written by an industry expert, Security Strategies in Windows Platforms and Applications focuses on new risks, threats, and vulnerabilities associated with the Microsoft Windows operating system. Particular emphasis is placed on Windows XP, Vista, and 7 on the desktop, and Windows Server 2003 and 2008 versions. It highlights how to use tools and techniques to decrease risks arising from vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows operating systems and applications. The book also includes a resource for readers desiring more information on Microsoft Windows OS hardening, application security, and incident management. With its accessible writing style, and step-by-step examples, this must-have resource will ensure readers are educated on the latest Windows security strategies and techniques.