Prevent Systems Intrusions
If I were preparing the next version of Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer, I would put in a number of additional features that are not available in the current version of the software, in an attempt to enhance its dependability in guaranteeing security in computer systems. In regard to enhancing security, I would develop a program that logs off the system in the event that a password is missed after three consecutive attempts. I would ensure that security checks are incorporated, preferably as gateways to succeeding phases, and that the logging and auditing functions are integrated early into the development process in order that automated scripts, tools, or applications can meet the needs of the relevant regulations.
Additionally, I would incorporate a distinctive feature to enhance additional security wherein I would institute a special authentication key for every password used. For instance, if an administrator establishes a password, he or she will be required to confirm the password by keying in an additional letter or number. The additional check will guarantee security in using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. Further, it will eliminate the need to renew passwords on a regular basis.
I would also incorporate a feature that would establish flexibility in using the different computer applications. In particular, I would make certain that the software is pertinent manually as well as automatically. This will be convenient for administrators who find it troublesome to have automatic updates on their computer systems and hence disrupt the normal operations on their PCs.
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