Security Advisor

10 Years of Secure Microsoft Software, Annoying Patch Tuesdays

Bill Gates' initiative to strengthen Microsoft's involvement in securing its software is a decade old, and Redmond's Jeffrey Schwartz has penned a great tribute to the Trustworthy Computing.

And even though Gates' presence has been gone from the day-to-day activity in Redmond, the company's security policy has not wavered. It still works hard to bring timely software updates when issues arise and, as evident in the recent takedown of the Zeus botnet ring, is taking a lead role in finding and prosecuting those that look to do harm online.

Check out Jeff's piece, in which he chronicles Gates' ultimatum to improve security protocol, discusses that while Vista was a commercial disappointment, it was a huge leap in OS security technology and even talks to a few of the former Trustworthy Computing critics that are now big fans of the initiative that companies like Oracle and Apple are trying to duplicate.

What's your opinion on how Microsoft's styance on security has changed over the past 10 years? Send your thoughts to cpaoli@1105media.com.

About the Author

Chris Paoli is the site producer for Redmondmag.com and MCPmag.com.

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