Application Security Best Practices at Microsoft


Microsoft has published another paper from the IT group describing some of their best practices and experiences. The download page links to a paper and a PowerPoint presentation. From the Lessons Learned section of the paper:

Microsoft IT’s effort to inventory, assess, and, if necessary, fix security vulnerabilities that it discovers in its internal applications has proven to be successful. Microsoft IT has a much better grasp of the number and complexity of the applications that are used to run the company’s day-to-day business. Any vulnerability discovered in one application was noted and searched for in other applications.

You can download the slides and the paper here:

Application Security Best Practices at Microsoft

Comments (5)

  1. I have no idea if I’ve reached the right site.

    I am new to computing.

    Received an email.

    Thought it was an erroneos address.

    Returned it.

    Computer full of ? virus, freezing,etc.etc.

    Microsoft updates not coming thru.Symantec keeps sending hacker messages for me to correct

    When I open Norton screen freezes. Not sure I’m on a true Microsoft site. Same with Norton.

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  2. Brian says:

    Hi Carol,

    I would go to Protect Your PC and follow the steps there. You should make sure the machine is firewalled, the updates are applied, and then update your virus software.

    http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect

    You can also call 1-866-PCSAFETY for virus related help.

    Good Luck,

    Brian

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