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Security Enhancements in Windows Vista

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 17-May-2007 21:40

If you are interested in knowing what security features were introduced with Windows Vista, then the "Security Enhancements in Windows Vista" whitepaper is for you.

This article highlights security enhancements in Windows Vista, the most secure version of Windows yet.

This article includes information about security enhancements in Windows Vista and how Microsoft used the Security Development Lifecycle to increase the security of the Windows operating system.

This is the list of topics covered in that whitepaper:

Security Enhancements in Windows Vista 
Windows Vista: The Most Secure Version of Windows Yet 
A key milestone on the path to Trustworthy Computing 
Windows Vista: New features, new choices 
Engineering a Secure Operating System: The Security Development Lifecycle 
The impact of the SDL 
Security is a process 
Under the Hood of Windows Vista 
Windows service hardening 
More defense-in-depth: NX and ASLR 
64-bit security enhancements: Kernel patch protection and driver signing 
New User, Network, and Application Security Options 
User Account Control 
Windows Defender 
Windows Firewall 
Windows Security Center 
Network Access Protection 
New logon architecture 
Easier smart card deployment 
New Data Protection Options 
BitLocker™ Drive Encryption 
Integrated Rights Management Services client 
Encrypting File System enhancements 
Security Options in Internet Explorer 7 
Microsoft Phishing Filter 
Extended validation SSL certificate support 
Internet Explorer Protected Mode 
URL handling protections 
ActiveX Opt-in 
Fix My Settings 

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