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Lawrence M. Walsh Published: 03 Feb 2003

Microsoft's Mike Nash knows it's his ass if hackers make Swiss cheese of the forthcoming Windows Server 2003 and other future products. "A significant portion of that fleshy area will be gone," he jokes. Handpicked to head up the newly created Security Business Unit (SBU), Nash is ultimately responsible for ensuring the success of Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft's massive campaign to secure its existing software and harden future releases. "The vision of Trustworthy Computing is to deliver the same level of trust in our software as a public utility," says Nash, who has spent much of his nine years at Microsoft as a Windows marketing executive. "If you think about the service of a modern utility, you know you can depend on it. People's dependency on software is becoming like a modern utility and requires the same level of trustworthiness." In the year since Microsoft founder Bill Gates anointed Trustworthy Computing, the company has spent more than $100 million, retrained 11,000 software developers and engineers, scrubbed countless lines of code, and applied... Access >>>

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