"Under the Stay Secure phase, Microsoft said that
within 60 days it plans to begin providing customers with
comprehensive security roll-up packages via Windows Update. Each
package will require one step to deploy and only one system reboot.
In addition, the company plans, by the end of the year, to offer an
automated service for providing business customers with the
comprehensive security roll-up packages updates. The company also
said it will expand the scope of its Secure Windows Initiative
SWI was announced at the RSA Conference in April, and focuses on
improving Microsoft's own development processes to deliver more
secure and reliable products and technologies. The company said it
will now apply the tools and processes of SWI to the development of
Windows 2000 SP3.
Finally, Microsoft promised that the next version of IIS will be
locked down by default and include an automatic, wizard-like tool
to help customers customize and secure it to meet their individual
Complete Story[ Reuters
reports that the company is locking all its software down to
the most secure settings by default from now on. -ed. ]
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