Foil those Hackers!

A valuable reference with a bit too much filler.

In our modern world, hackers abound. These people have nothing better to do than try to steal, maliciously modify or just plain damage your sensitive data. Therefore, you need to be concerned with securing your data, which means that you need this book. This book describes a variety of methods for securing data, such as the encrypting file system, using smart cards, IPSEC and so on. Each of the chapters was well thought out and does a fine job of describing the topic at hand, making it easy to understand.

Pros: Comprehensive coverage
Too much filler material
Verdict: A must have reference for network administrators

There is a little too much "filler material" though; for example there are two half-page pictures of smart cards and 8 pages of the default file permissions for Windows 2000. Overall, if you administer a Windows 2000 network and you want to keep your data safe, then you need to get and read this book.

About the Author

Joseph L. Jorden, MCSE, MCT, CCNA, CCDA is Chief Technical Officer for Dugger & Associates ( He was one of the first 100 people to achieve the MCSE+I and one of the first 2,000 to become an MCSE under Windows 2000. Joseph frequently contributes to books from Sybex and various periodicals.

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Reader Comments:

Wed, Jan 30, 2002 indian INDIA

it is very useful for me

Mon, Jan 28, 2002 Tom Shinder Dallas

Hey guys! Thanks for the kind words about the book. :)


Thu, Jan 24, 2002 Jeff UT

This was a really good book, I enjoyed it thoroughly and agree it is a must have. I think this review could have been more thorough but what do you expect. It is a blurp and a fair one. My personal opinion is this book is worth owning.


Thu, Jan 24, 2002 mwf Anonymous

My comment is on this pathetic review!

10 pages of 608 are "filler"?? Most 600 page books have more blank pages than that! And, how did I know the book has 608 pages, since that info is not in this "review"? I actually read the book! This review contains less insight about the book than the back cover!

These nonsense qualifications are an insult to MCP mag readers also. Joe is the CTO - of a two person company?

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