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Chapter 1. Architecture

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A New Windows

The Windows 2000 Operating System Model

Memory

Kernel Objects

Exceptions and Interrupts

I am of the opinion that to be able to effectively secure anything, you must first completely understand it. When I hired a security firm to secure my home, the consultants spent a fair amount of time talking with me trying to gain an understanding of how the house was "used." Did all occupants have day jobs such that the house is empty during most daytime hours? Are there children coming and going during all hours of the night? Are there pets that are free to roam the house? Am I out of town for extended periods often? Do I hire pet or house sitters during those times? What is the threat? How safe is the neighborhood? How valuable are the contents we are protecting? Are we concerned more with protecting the human occupants or preventing material loss? What about protection from fire?


  

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