Lessons learned from five years of building more secure software

Tuesday, 16 October 2007, 11:50 AM EST

Security is not a static field—it constantly evolves as attackers attack, defenders defend, and each party learns more about the other's techniques. Security is an arms race. To stay ahead and anticipate the attackers, we the defenders must learn from our mistakes and create better ways to secure users from being compromised.

So what have we learned in the past five years? Most of these lessons are actually quite obvious, but like so many apparent things, sometimes it helps to have someone point them out.

At Microsoft.

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