Maintaining Security


For the latest documentation on Visual Studio 2017, see Visual Studio 2017 Documentation.

For the latest documentation on Visual Studio 2017, see Maintaining Security on It is often said that the price of security is constant vigilance. Despite your best dedication to security during the design and development of your application, you should assume that security flaws will arise after deployment. By auditing your application and analyzing event logs, you may discover some previously hidden flaws.

In addition, not only must you remain vigilant about your own application, you must also keep current on security threats and flaws for the platform on which your application runs and for other products on which your application depends.

Security, Privacy, and Accounts
Get help with security, privacy, and user accounts, including info about viruses, passwords, parental controls, firewalls, and drive encryption..

Microsoft Security Bulletin Search
This page makes it easy to find previously released bulletins. Intended for IT professionals, security bulletins provide detailed information regarding security updates.

Windows Server 2003 Security Guide
Delivers the guidance necessary for IT Professionals to securely operate a Windows Server 2003 environment while ensuring the right access to the right content by the right people.

Best Practices for Enterprise Security
A collection of whitepapers focusing on the different aspects of security in enterprise networks.

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
The Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) is a tool that enables an individual home user, a corporate user, or an administrator to scan one or more Windows-based computers for common security configuration mistakes.