Essential reading for any IT security organization, Hack Proofing Windows 2000 Server takes on a single, vital feature of Windows 2000 Server operations and explains its many aspects, both conceptually and practically. It expertly documents processes andexplains complicated architectures through experience and research. The authors include directions on how to use security services, including Kerberos and the Encrypting File System (EFS). Most of the coverage examines behind-the-interface operations, relying on flow diagrams and uncluttered conceptual drawings to illustrate processes like smart-card authentication and the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Question-and-answer sections at the end of each chapter are well-chosen; one example asks about using 128-bit encryption across an international network.