[ISN] Inside Security Administrator UPDATE--December 23, 2004

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==== 1. What's New in the Latest Issue ====

January 2005 Issue

Focus: Security Toolkit and Training
   The Auditor collection of security tools can be a great start to a
security toolkit, and Port Reporter is another good addition to your
tool set. Security certifications can be good for you--if you pick the
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The Auditor Security Collection
   Use this Linux-based, self-contained tool collection as an
easy-to-use, all-in-one security toolkit.
   --Jeff Fellinge

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==== 2. New Additions to the Online Article Archive ====

January 2004 Issue
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Focus: Document Security
   Set up Windows Rights Management Services to protect your
documents, email messages, and Web site content. Also, learn about the
Ethereal packet sniffer and certificate autoenrollment.


The Ethereal Packet Sniffer
   Learn how to use this free, full-featured protocol analyzer, which
has both graphical and command-line interfaces.
   --Jason Fossen

Windows Rights Management Services
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lock down documents, email messages, and Web content like never
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Windows Server 2003 PKI Certificate Autoenrollment
   Windows Server 2003 lets you automatically enroll users and
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Making MBSA Ignore Patches to Disabled Services
   Prevent updates for disabled services and features from generating
false positives on MBSA reports.
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Scanning for Office Updates
   MBSA can't scan for missing Office updates, but you can use one of
two other options to do the job.
   --Randy Franklin Smith


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