PRO+ Premium Content/Information Security magazine

Thank you for joining!
Access your Pro+ Content below.
February 2003

Microsoft security improving, while Trustworthy security lacks effort

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 ...

Access this PRO+ Content for Free!

By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers.

You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

Features in this issue

Columns in this issue