Security Engineering in Windows Vista presented at BlackhatUSA 2006

by John Lambert,

Summary : This presenation will offer a technical overview of the security engineering process behind Windows Vista. Windows Vista is the first end-to-end major OS release in the Trustworthy Computing era from Microsoft. Come see how weve listened to feedback from the security community and how weve changed how we engineer our products as a result. The talk covers how the Vista engineering process is different from Windows XP, details from the largest-commercial-pentest-in-the-world, and a sneak peek at some of the new mitigations in Vista that combat memory overwrite vulnerabilities. It includes behind the scenes details you wont hear anywhere else.