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Learn the fundamentals of Windows XP Security with our new TechProGuide

Securing Windows XP is a big job. The Windows XP Security TechProGuides can help break down the job into small, easy-to-understand bites. This download alpha is available to all TechRepublic members.

With sales surpassing 210 million units, Windows XP provides a very large, juicy target for hackers wanting to make a name for themselves. Chances are your organization has dozens, if not hundreds, of Windows XP workstations just waiting for the next attack. Your job is to anticipate those attacks, and if possible, prevent them from doing damage to your organization and disrupting your users' productivity.

Securing Windows XP is no small task. Like the proverbial little Dutch Boy, as soon as you stick your finger in one hole in the dike, another leak springs up. In order to completely secure Windows XP, you need to be familiar with all of the different ways it can be attacked and all of the different ways you have to secure it.

That's where our new TechProGuides come in. New for TechProGuild subscribers, the Windows XP Security TechProGuides distill all of the information you need to know about Windows XP security into small primers. We've broken down Windows XP security issues into the following 8 sections:

  • Group Policy
  • File and printer sharing
  • Encrypting files
  • VPN
  • Firewalls
  • Wireless
  • Desktop security
  • Viruses, Worms, and Spyware

You can now download the Windows XP Security TechProGuide 1: Viruses, Worms, and Spyware whether or not you're a TechProGuild subscriber. This TechProGuide is available for a limited time in alpha version to all TechRepublic members.

Let us know what you think about the format and content. Feel free to give suggestions about what you'd add to the guide or change. We'll keep making changes to it until we get it right.

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