Security

Operating System Security

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Executive Summary

Operating system security is one of the fundamental concerns in the security of cyberspace and e-commerce is the security of operating systems that are the core piece of software running in all information systems, such as network devices (routers, firewalls, etc), Web servers, customer desktops, PDAs, and so on. Many of known vulnerabilities discovered so far are rooted from the bugs or deficiency of underneath operating systems. This paper discusses the operating systems security (or lack of security) of most commercial operating systems like Unix and Microsoft Windows, and its effect to the overall security of Web based applications and services.

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