Whether you’re a developer or an IT pro – or maybe your job involves a little of both – security is an ever-present concern.

The June 2008 issue of our sister publication, TechNet Magazine, is focused on security issues. While I recommend reading the entire issue, here are two articles that are particularly relevant to developers:

The Great Debate: Security by Obscurity – Some argue that security by obscurity is a bad practice, while others claim that, as part of a larger strategy, every bit counts. Our security experts – Jesper M. Johansson and Roger Grimes – face off, arguing both sides of the debate.

New Elevation PowerToys for Windows Vista – Michael Murgolo is back with an update to his Elevation PowerToys. You'll find enhanced Run as Administrator functionality that works with third-party scripting tools, a way to replace a handy Windows XP feature removed from Windows Vista, and many More useful tools.

– Terrence Dorsey, MSDN Magazine Senior Editor