Securing Windows Server 2003
The upcoming release of Windows Server 2003 is a watershed event, not only for the Windows group, but also for the security team at Microsoft.SAN FRANCISCOThe upcoming release of Windows Server 2003 is a watershed event, not only for the Windows group, but also for the security team at Microsoft Corp. Company executives have made it quite clear over the last few months that the next version of the flagship operating system will be a key test for the processes and improvements made as part of the Trustworthy Computing initiative. In fact, Dave Aucsmith, chief technology officer of the Security Business Unit at Microsoft, based in Redmond, Wash., said if the OS is found to be as vulnerable as previous versions of Windows, it will mean that the companys model for improving security "was wrong."
However, folks in Redmond arent just holding their breath and hoping for the best. The company has made some major changes to Windows that executives believe will begin to turn the tide in the battle against vulnerabilities and other quality problems.