Microsoft Quantifies Its Security Progress

In one of the first of its monthly security update Webcasts, Redmond officials laid out its security progress and commitments.

Microsoft Corp. has a lot to do in the next year to deliver on its security promises. But the companys come a long way since it launched its Trustworthy Computing initiative.

That was the message from Mike Nash, the corporate VP in charge of Microsofts Security Business Unit. Nash reiterated Microsofts security priorities as part of a 70-minute "Executive Circle" Webcast on Monday.

Nash didnt offer up any new security news during his remarks. He said Microsoft was on course to deliver on the security strategy it outlined for customers a few months ago. First and foremost, Microsoft is focused on improving the patching experience. Secondly, it is working to provide more guidance and training. Thirdly, it is focused on "mitigating vulnerabilities" without patches. And lastly, the company is working to continue to improve product quality to lessen the need for patches in the first place.

Nash focused on improvements Microsoft has made since Chairman Bill Gates launched Microsofts Trustworthy Computing imperative in January 2002.


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