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This article is part of the January 2004 issue of IDSes takes aim: Emerging "target-based" systems improve intrusion defense
I think we have made a good start over the last two years, and I believe we will have made enormous progress 10 years from now. Steve Ballmer CEO of Microsoft Security practitioners may one day sit around extolling the virtues of Windows 2014. Microsoft will have decreased the number of OS vulnerabilities, made rare patch applications trivial, and improved functionality and performance. Worms like Blaster and Slammer will have been consigned to the history blogs. It's a nice picture, but not one that's visible today -- at least to enterprise security practitioners and the people who sign their paychecks. Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft's two-year-old security initiative, aims to reverse the company's abysmal security record through a combination of gradual, steady improvements and better security features and functionality. "I think we have made a good start over the last two years, and I believe we will have made enormous progress 10 years from now," says Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, in an e-mail interview with Information Security. "But, as we've said ... Access >>>
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