Is security the best reason to upgrade to Windows 8?

Sophos recently released a paper titled Windows 8: Redmond’s Safest Operating System Ever? and although it’s presented as a question, the conclusion that seems to be drawn is that the answer is “yes.” As it details, many of the security improvements are in the “little things” – enhancements to already-existing features such as ASLR and DEP, Defender, DirectAccess and the web browser.

It’s a good, quick, high level overview of those improvements that could be useful in convincing the “higher ups” in management that an OS upgrade would be a worthwhile investment. You’ll find a download link for the paper in this article:

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/10/29/windows-8-security-overview-safest-windows-ever/

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