The 15 Most Influential People in Security Today - 9. Michael Howard, Microsoft

By Ryan Naraine  |  Posted 2008-02-12 Email Print this article Print
It's never easy to come up with a definitive list of IT professionals with the most influence on the way we secure desktops, networks and mobile devices. And limiting the list to 15 hackers is a near-impossible task, but, in my mind, these are the folks who stand out today as stirring the imagination and forcing us to rethink our approach to security in an always-on world.

No list of this sort is complete without the inclusion of Michael Howard, co-author of Microsoft's SDL (Security Development Lifecycle), the mandatory software coding approach that builds security into every conceivable layer. Howard's work helped make Windows Vista Microsoft-


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