Decision time for reaching true computer security

Summary:There's good news for military (or financial) controllers who sit at a desk with a half-dozen PCs when one secure one would do, writes Dana Gardner in ZDNet's Between the Lines blog.The quest for secure computing has come to a crossroads.

There's good news for military (or financial) controllers who sit at a desk with a half-dozen PCs when one secure one would do, writes Dana Gardner in ZDNet's Between the Lines blog.

The quest for secure computing has come to a crossroads. On one hand, the most popular computing platform in the land, Microsoft Windows, is being significantly upgraded with many security enhancements, but the biggest IT advisory firm in the land says wait until 2008 to use it with confidence.

On the other hand, the U.S. government's pursuit of general standards for secure computing, capped under the umbrella of Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme, is now being publicly embraced by scores of IT vendors as they rush to show how their products meet or exceed these latest dictates of military- and national security-level best practices for IT security...Read More 

Topics: Hardware, Security

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