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What's hot in Windows security: Ins and outs of Windows Server 2008

At this point, you know that Windows Server 2008 will be out later this month. But do you know about the operating system's features and renovations? Do you know what to be wary of when it comes to its installation and implementation? Unlike Vista, will people actually use this OS? Kevin Beaver's got the skinny on these topics and shares them with us in this month's edition of the 'What's hot in Windows security' podcast.

Windows Server 2008 is due out later this month. In the latest installment of our "What's hot in Windows security" podcast series, security expert Kevin Beaver discusses the new security features of Windows Server 2008, some features that security admins might not be excited about and the possible scale of implementation for the new operating system.

Kevin also shares his thoughts on what the 2008 Windows security landscape might look like. More patches? More malware? Does he think upper management will finally ditch its apathetic attitude toward information security?

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0:42: Windows Server 2008 security features.

3:22: Concerns of the new server operating system.

4:00: Windows Server 2008 implementation prediction.

4:52: Windows security in 2008.

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About the speaker: Kevin Beaver is an independent information security consultant, speaker and expert witness with Atlanta-based Principle Logic LLC. He has nearly two decades of experience in IT and specializes in performing information security assessments regarding compliance and risk management. Kevin has authored/co-authored six books on information security including Hacking For Dummies and Hacking Wireless Networks For Dummies (Wiley) as well as The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance (Auerbach). He's also the creator of the Security On Wheels information security audio programs providing security learning for IT professionals on the go. Kevin can be reached at

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