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By Dennis Fisher  |  Posted 2003-01-07 Print this article Print

: Microsoft Security: Whats Next?"> eWEEK: What are some of the things that youd like to address in the coming year? Charney: I think its important to [do the security] push on products that are taking on new roles in the marketplace, things like instant messaging and handhelds. We need to get ahead of the curve to make sure that were sensitive to how the technologys being used. We need to continue to make progress on Palladium. Our goal is making security easier to use. Think about how difficult it is to manage security. The technology has proliferated much faster than the training has. We need to analyze the training program, too. Its amazing how many people who have computer science degrees have no security training.
eWEEK: Do you think the idea of improving security has really taken hold inside the company?
Charney: I do. The number of e-mails that I see with people raising security issues is huge. That didnt happen before. The cultural change is very marked and very real. eWEEK: Youve talked a lot about the security training that all of Microsofts developers went through. Is that something that will be ongoing in the future? Charney: Definitely. Theres going to be continuous training. Were looking at ways to improve it and come up with an agenda for continuous professional growth.


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