Protecting Confidential Information: How to Securely Store Sensitive Data
by Slava Gomzin
Booklet for anyone who wants to know how to keep secrets on home computer, or prevent sensitive data from disclosure on office workstation. Topics include: how to break Windows and steal data from computer, pros and cons of using standard Windows data protection mechanisms, several steps to follow in order to keep information secured, using cryptographic solutions for secure storage, and more (Article: ~3,000 words).
Table of Contents includes:
How Data is Stolen from Computers
Extensive Security Permissions
Administrators and Users
Administrative Default Network Share - "C$"
Default/Weak Password of Local Administrator Account
Windows XP Repair
Cached Domain Passwords
Trojans and Spyware
Social Engineering Attacks
Stolen Computer or Hard Drive
How to Prevent Confidential Data from Being Stolen
Windows Disk Encryption
About the Author
Slava Gomzin, CISSP, ECSP, Security+ has more than 15 years of professional experience in software development and application security. He is Security Architect at Retalix USA.
- Slava Gomzin, April 2012
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