September 2002 - Barbarians at the Gate: Your Network Under Assault
Plus: What to do when you've been hacked; 70-320, XML/Visual C# review; smart cards; security checklist; remote control tools; more.
Hacks are a fact in a connected world. After discovering and expelling the intruders, you have to clean up their messes.
Intrusion detection systems are becoming increasingly important in network security. Here’s a primer on what they do and how they work—and an evaluation of four popular sentries.
Mike Meyer's Passport opens doors for newbies and experts alike.
Microsoft stays true to its self-paced training kit roots with this MCSA offering
Sybex's MCSE Virtual Lab, while good, leaves something to be desired.
Proving your expertise with XML and server components will get you through this Web services exam for developers.
Take Control with Remotely Anywhere 4.
AutoProf Profile Maker 7 lets you manage Outlook profiles with ease.
Remote control with ease with CrossTec's NetOp 7.01
Call Me Certifiable
In which Auntie rails at the sorry state of software—and what we can do about it.
Influencers who want bigger decision-making responsibilities, smart cards that are only as smart as the implementers, and a lucky find.
A review of CBT Nuggets' video-based MCSE training.
A controlled security challenge still provides valuable lessons.
Hate it or hate it more, product activation is a necessary evil in the XP world. Here’s how to ease the pain.
Is it better to specialize or be a jack-of-all-trades?
Security checklists are valuable—but only if you use them. Follow along on Microsoft’s list and harden a server.
A back-to-basics look at subnetting.
Smart cards can dramatically enhance your organization’s security. Here’s what you need to know.
Javelina Software, a four-year-old company with a background in Banyan Vines, launched a toolset for Active Directory administrators on Tuesday at the MCP TechMentor conference in San Diego.
Microsoft makes available two more core exams for the MCAD.NET and MCSD.NET tracks.
Microsoft issues its first hundred certifications for new developer certification.
How would you rather get your MCP: reading books and fiddling with a homemade network in your windowless basement or tooling around Jamaica and the Grand Caymans on a cruise ship?