Get the definitive guide to writing secure code and developing more-secure applications for Windows Vista--straight from the experts. Security is one of the greatest enhancements in Windows Vista, and developers will be urged to write more secure code on the platform to support a growing customer base. This reference delivers the straight scoop from the authors who wrote the immensely popular, award-winning book Writing Secure Code. Developers get first-hand insights into design decisions and practical advice for solving real-world security issues. The book covers new features, including ACLs and BitLocker, as well as enhancements to familiar concepts, such as firewalls and authentication. In addition, there are plenty of code samples in C# on the Web. Designed to complement and extend Writing Secure Code, this book is essential for developers of Windows Vista.
About the Authors
Michael Howard is a senior security program manager in the Security Engineering team at Microsoft, and an architect of the security-related process improvements at the company. He is the co-author of many security books, mostly with David LeBlanc including the award-winning Writing Secure Code, 19 Deadly Sins of Software Security, and the Security Development Lifecycle. He is an editor of IEEE Security and Privacy, and the series editor of the Microsoft Press Secure Software Development series.
David LeBlanc is a senior developer in the Microsoft Office Division's Trustworthy Computing team. In addition to writing code, he helps advise Office on security issues and how to implement the SDL. He has co-authored several security books, mostly with Michael Howard. David has worked in many aspects of the security industry, ranging from anti-fraud for telephony companies, leading the development team for an award-winning network security assessment tool, penetration testing for Microsoft's network security group, and was a founding member of the Trustworthy Computing Initiative team.