IT professionals explore Microsoft Vista's security
While the gathering was intended to brief agency decision-makers on new features in Vista, the recent data breach at the Veterans Affairs Department that compromised the personal information of more than 26 million veterans provided a stark backdrop. As a result, the session's liveliest discussions centered on security features in the next-generation OS.
"If that laptop had been using [Vista], I would feel infinitely safer," Wallington said, citing the product's support for rights management, network access control and the Trusted Platform Module specification through Vista's BitLocker drive encryption software.
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