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Windows 7: Steve Riley on Windows 7 Security

22 Apr 2009   #1

Steve Riley on Windows 7 Security

While walking the show floor here at RSA, I ran into Steve Riley, who’s an incredibly passionate and knowledgeable Security Evangelist (or officially “Senior Technical Evangelist”) in Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing organization. He’s a well respected and sought out speaker on security topics. So I thought it would be great to get Steve’s take on his favorite two security features in Windows 7. Take a look at what Steve has to say about Windows 7 security!

Steve Riley discusses Windows 7 Security Features at RSA

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22 Apr 2009   #2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook

Thanks, he's very enthusiastic.
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22 Apr 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

Thanks for the news, sounds like he has been playing with the final RC already.
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22 Apr 2009   #4

Slackware / Windows 7 x64 7100

What else is he going to say? He sure isn't going to say anything negative, he works for Microsoft.

The first year of it being released to the masses will say a lot about the security features.
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23 Apr 2009   #5

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post

Hi there
very interesting -- but it's actually much easier to keep a computer secure believe it or not for "Super users" etc as they tend to know what they are doing.
Conceptually you might be tempted to think these users are more likely to "Break" security as they tend to have a lot more knowledge than "the average joe" but it doesn't happen like that in practice.

But making a computer "Userproof" for the masses is HUGELY more difficult -- people on home computers want to perform actions which would make most "security people" cringe in their beds (assuming the have time to sleep when not "fire fighting"). It's not easy balancing "Useability" with "Security" - especially for Home users.

A corporate Network can usually keep a much better handle on what people actually use their computers FOR.

You aren't, whatever Virus software / other measures is in place, going to stop people from downloading all sorts of "???" from the Net -- W7 Builds for example and running all sorts of dubious programs.

In general security is only as good as the people using the equipment.

Still it's good to see the issue being decently addressed instead of that Cack handed way they tried in VISTA which was so bad people just switched it off completely.

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