Windows Vista security

Windows Vista security: First impressions
I. Philips
Information Security Technical Report
Volume 11, Issue 4 , 2006, Pages 176-185

This article looks at Microsoft's latest operating system, based upon a pre-release RC1, to provide an overview to Windows Vista, its new security features and provide early indications on how Vista lives up to its design aims from a security perspective. In-depth discussions of potential vulnerabilities within Vista have been omitted from this article for brevities sake, but links to further reading are provided at the end to a number of documents on this area.