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Introduction Server security is an essential component of an institutional computer security. This is because most essential data resides on the servers, if not adequately monitored the information can easily be compromised. The efficiency and integrity of organizations maintenance of secure hosts depend primarily on the sequential guidelines and policies generated. This comprises many choices that guarantee security, including but not limited to authentication, auditing, and encryption. Stanford University has established set of guidelines to help in protecting and securing its servers hence its data. The institution maximally adheres to Microsoft’s secure administrative host implementation standards in drafting its server security policies such as configurations, monitory, and auditing, however, Stanford extensively includes several guidelines that are not included in Microsoft’s list of recommendations. Discussion Some of the Microsoft guidelines adopted by Stanford include; First, physical security. At Stanford, the servers are categorized according to their risk factors such as high, moderate and low risks so that they can be given the proper level of securities that they deserve. It is
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