From Stephen Chapman’s post:

I work at the Modern User Authenticator team for Windows 8 at Microsoft. My work is focused at strong authentication including: smart cards, cryptographic providers, key storage providers and credential providers.


Program Management lead conducting security reviews, threat models, code reviews, and penetration testing for Windows 8features dealing with:
Cryptographic usage, key management, and PKI
Driving planning and specifications for telemetry enhancements forWindows 8.
Driving planning and specifications for self-host reporting forWindows 8.
Driving planning and specifications for ecosystem security reporting and analysis for Windows 8.

Should be no surprise that Microsoft are working on various methods of authorization and authentication for Windows 8.

What will be interesting will be seeing how they build on the robust security already in Windows 7.


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