Microsoft Brings Security Education to the Masses
In the first stop on its Security Summit tour, Microsoft lays out its security progress and commitments.NEW YORKMicrosoft Corp. isnt veering from its well-documented security course. That message rang loud and clear, as the Redmond, Wash., software giant officially kicked off its 20-city Security Summit tour here on Tuesday morning. "The idea of these summits is to give you the information you need to have a great experience around security, without having to suffer through bad experiences," said Mike Nash, corporate vice president in charge of Microsofts security and business technology group, who delivered the opening summit keynote.
Microsoft provided the few hundred Security Summit attendees a choice of a developer track or an IT Professional track. Attendees received a free "Microsoft Security Guidance Kit," with CD and DVD versions of tools for assessing security and developing corporate security policies and guidelines. Microsoft also provided attendees with a copy of the Beta 2 release of the Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) 2004 firewall.