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Security Administrator Street Smarts


A Real World Guide to 
CompTIA Security+™ Skills

David R. Miller
Michael Gregg

Acknowledgments
I would like to thank Shon Harris, of CISSP fame, for her support, encouragement and undying
friendship. I also give thanks to Michael J. Lester, one of the most certified (or is that certifiable?) guys I’ve ever known, for years of superb professional association, consultation, and loyalty. A better pair of friends could not be had. Thanks also to the co-author, Michael Gregg, and to the excellent team at Sybex who have done a bang-up job to pull this book together

 I hope we’re able to help you, the reader, gain confidence and worthy skills to improve your careers and become the security professional you want and need to be.
—David R. Miller
I would like to thank my wife Christine for all her help and encouragement.
I have been blessed that she has always encouraged me and helped in all my endeavors. 
Thank you for your love and support. I would like to acknowledge Gen Cuellar, David R. Miller, Jeff Kellum, and the excellent team at  Sybex
To all those who read the book, keep learning and taking steps to move your career forward.
—Michael Gregg

About the Authors
David R. Miller, President of MicroLink Corporation, is a network engineer and IT security and project management consultant with more than two decades of experience.
David has focused on writing and teaching for the last 10 years. He has written numerous books, curricula, presentations, and training videos for topics such as the entire MCSE track
(eight courses), network security, wireless security, penetration testing, CISSP, A+, Network+, and Security+. David holds the following certifications: MCT, MCSE NT 4.0,
MCSE: Security on Windows 2000 and Server 2003, CISSP, CNE, CCNA, CWNA, CEH, ECSA, LPT, A+, Network+, and Security+. Michael Gregg (CISSP, CISA, MCSE, MCT, CTT+, A+, N+, Security+, CNA, CCNA, CIW Security Analyst, CCE, CEH, CHFI, DCNP, ES Dragon IDS, TICSA) is the founder and President of Superior Solutions, Inc., a Houston-based IT security consulting firm. Superior Solutions
performs security assessments and penetration testing for Fortune 1000 firms. Michael is responsible for working with organizations to develop cost effective and innovative technology
solutions to security issues and for evaluating emerging technologies.
Michael has more than 20 years experience in the IT field and holds two associate’s degrees, a bachelor’s degree, and a master’s degree. He has written or co-written seven other books including Hack the Stack,
Certified Ethical Hacker Exam Prep 2, and Inside Network Security Assessment


Contents at Glace

Introduction xix
Phase 1 The Grunt Work of Security 1
Phase 2 Hardening Systems 23
Phase 3 Protecting against Malware 89
Phase 4 Secure Storage 111
Phase 5 Managing User Accounts 179
Phase 6 Network Security 215
Phase 7 Securing Internet Activity 265
Phase 8 Security Testing 307
Phase 9 Investigating Incidents 333
Phase 10 Security Troubleshooting 389
Index 411
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Contents
Introduction xix
Phase 1 The Grunt Work of Security
Task 1.1: Performing an Initial Risk Assessment
Scenario 3
Scope of Task 3
Procedure 3
Criteria for Completion 8
Task 1.2: Determining Which Security Policy Is Most Important
Scenario 8
Scope of Task 9
Procedure 9
Criteria for Completion 12
Task 1.3: Establishing a User Awareness Program
Scenario 13
Scope of Task 13
Procedure 14
Criteria for Completion 16
Task 1.4: Reviewing a Physical Security Checklist
Scenario 16
Scope of Task 16
Procedure 17
Criteria for Completion 19
Task 1.5: Understanding the Value of Documents
Scenario 19
Scope of Task 19
Procedure 20
Criteria for Completion 22
Phase 2 Hardening Systems
Task 2.1: Managing Services
Scenario 25
Scope of Task 25
Procedure 26
Criteria for Completion 39
Task 2.2: Managing Ports
Scenario 39
Scope of Task 40
Procedure 40
Criteria for Completion 50
Task 2.3: Patching the Operating System
Scenario 51
Scope of Task 51
Procedure 51
Criteria for Completion 67
Task 2.4: Security Templates
Scenario 67
Scope of Task 68
Procedure 68
Criteria for Completion 77
Task 2.5: Securing Autoruns
Scenario 77
Scope of Task 78
Procedure 78
Criteria for Completion 87
Phase 3 Protecting Against Malware
Task 3.1: Installing, Updating, and Running Antivirus Software
Scenario 91
Scope of Task 91
Procedure 91
Criteria for Completion 96
Task 3.2: Using a Rootkit Checker
Scenario 97
Scope of Task 97
Procedure 97
Criteria for Completion 102
Task 3.3: Using Adware Checker
Scenario 102
Scope of Task 103
Procedure 103
Criteria for Completion 106
Task 3.4: Using Spyware Checker
Scenario 106
Scope of Task 107
Procedure 107
Criteria for Completion 110
Phase 4 Secure Storage
Task 4.1: The Encrypting File System
Scenario 112
Scope of Task 113
Procedure 113
Criteria for Completion 127
Task 4.2: EFS Data Recovery
Scenario 127
Scope of Task 127
Procedure 128
Criteria for Completion 131
Task 4.3: Implementing Syskey
Scenario 132
Scope of Task 132
Procedure 132
Criteria for Completion 134
Task 4.4: Converting FAT to NTFS 
Scenario 135
Scope of Task 135
Procedure 136
Criteria for Completion 145
Task 4.5: Implementing Disk Fault Tolerance with RAID
Scenario 146
Scope of Task 146
Procedure 146
Criteria for Completion 151
Task 4.6: Backing Up Data
Scenario 152
Scope of Task 152
Procedure 152
Criteria for Completion 160
Task 4.7: Restoring Data from a Backup
Scenario 161
Scope of Task 161
Procedure 162
Criteria for Completion 166
Task 4.8: Securing Shares
Scenario 167
Scope of Task 167
Procedure 168
Criteria for Completion 177
Phase 5 Managing User Accounts
Task 5.1: Creating User Accounts
Scenario 180
Scope of Task 181
Procedure 181
Criteria for Completion 187
Task 5.2: Implementing the Password Policy
Scenario 187
Scope of Task 187
Procedure 188
Criteria for Completion 192
Task 5.3: Auditing Logons
Scenario 192
Scope of Task 192
Procedure 193
Criteria for Completion 199
Task 5.4: Securing the Default User Accounts
Scenario 200
Scope of Task 200
Procedure 201
Criteria for Completion 208
Task 5.5: Implementing a Deny Group
Scenario 208
Scope of Task 208
Procedure 209
Criteria for Completion 214
Phase 6 Network Security
Task 6.1: Deploying IPSec
Scenario 217
Scope of Task 217
Procedure 218
Criteria for Completion 221
Task 6.2: Configuring the VPN Server
Scenario 222
Scope of Task 222
Procedure 223
Criteria for Completion 228
Task 6.3: Configuring the VPN Client
Scenario 228
Scope of Task 228
Procedure 229
Criteria for Completion 233
Task 6.4: Implementing Secure Remote Administration
Scenario 233
Scope of Task 233
Procedure 234
Criteria for Completion 240
Task 6.5: Secure Administration Using Run As
Scenario 242
Scope of Task 242
Procedure 242
Criteria for Completion 247
Task 6.6: Configuring a Packet Filter
Scenario 247
Scope of Task 248
Procedure 248
Criteria for Completion 252
Task 6.7: Implementing 802.11 Wireless Security
Scenario 253
Scope of Task 253
Procedure 253
Criteria for Completion 264
Phase 7 Securing Internet Activity
Task 7.1: Configuring Internet Access
Scenario 267
Scope of Task 267
Procedure 267
Criteria for Completion 270
Task 7.2: Using Internet Explorer Security Zones
Scenario 270
Scope of Task 270
Procedure 271
Criteria for Completion 274
Task 7.3: Configuring IE for Secure Use of Cookies
Scenario 274
Scope of Task 274
Procedure 275
Criteria for Completion 276
Task 7.4: Using Internet Connection Sharing
Scenario 276
Scope of Task 276
Procedure 277
Criteria for Completion 280
Task 7.5: Securing E-mail
Scenario 281
Scope of Task 281
Procedure 282
Criteria for Completion 285
Task 7.6: Spam Management
Scenario 286
Scope of Task 286
Procedure 286
Criteria for Completion 290
Task 7.7: Installing and Using a Digital Certificate
Scenario 290
Scope of Task 291
Procedure 291
Criteria for Completion 294
Task 7.8: Certificate Backup and Management
Scenario 294
Scope of Task 294
Procedure 295
Criteria for Completion 298
Task 7.9: Performing Secure File Exchange
Scenario 298
Scope of Task 299
Procedure 299
Criteria for Completion 303
Task 7.10: Validating Downloads and Checking the Hash
Scenario 303
Scope of Task 304
Procedure 304
Criteria for Completion 306
Phase 8 Security Testing
Task 8.1: Penetration Testing with Nessus
Scenario 308
Scope of Task 309
Procedure 309
Criteria for Completion 313
Task 8.2: Penetration Testing with Retina
Scenario 314
Scope of Task 314
Procedure 314
Criteria for Completion 319
Task 8.3: Performing Assessments with Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
Scenario 320
Scope of Task 320
Procedure 320
Criteria for Completion 323
Task 8.4: Performing Security Assessments with HFNetChk
Scenario 324
Scope of Task 324
Procedure 324
Criteria for Completion 326
Task 8.5: Performing Internet Vulnerability Profiling
Scenario 327
Scope of Task 327
Procedure 327
Criteria for Completion 331
Phase 9 Investigating Incidents
Task 9.1: Configuring an Audit Policy for Object Access
Scenario 335
Scope of Task 335
Procedure 336
Criteria for Completion 345
Task 9.2: Reviewing the Audit Logs
Scenario 345
Scope of Task 345
Procedure 346
Criteria for Completion 354
Task 9.3: Forcing a Memory Dump
Scenario 354
Scope of Task 354
Procedure 355
Criteria for Completion 362
Task 9.4: Capturing Packets with the Packet Analyzer: Ethereal
Scenario 363
Scope of Task 364
Procedure 364
Criteria for Completion 372
Task 9.5: Recovering Previous Versions of Files
Scenario 373
Scope of Task 373
Procedure 373
Criteria for Completion 387
Phase 10 Security Troubleshooting
Task 10.1: Booting into Safe Mode
Scenario 391
Scope of Task 391
Procedure 392
Criteria for Completion 395
Task 10.2: Implementing Last Known Good Configuration
Scenario 395
Scope of Task 395
Procedure 396
Criteria for Completion 398
Task 10.3: Using System Restore
Scenario 399
Scope of Task 399
Procedure 399
Criteria for Completion 405
Task 10.4: Sanitizing Media
Scenario 406
Scope of Task 406
Procedure 407
Criteria for Completion 410
Index 411

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