Microsoft plans to detail the security features of its upcoming Windows Vista operating system at the Hack In The Box Hacker Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia September 18-21, 2006. The Hack In The Box conference will host two speakers from Microsoft.
The first, Dave Tamasi, a lead security program manager at Microsoft, will give a presentation on security engineering in Vista. The talk will include a discussion about features suggested by hackers and other security-conscious members of the computing community, in addition to security improvements made on Vista.
The second speaker, Douglas MacIver, a penetration engineer at Microsoft, will review Vista’s BitLocker Drive Encryption and the company’s analysis of threats and attempts to penetrate the security feature.
Speaking of security and hacking, remember today is Microsoft Patch Tuesday, so go grab your updates. Depending on what you have installed on your Windows box, you will be downloading 7 to 9 critical updates for various Windows Operating Systems and also various Microsoft Office products.