“Microsoft has issued a call to arms at a gathering of European IT security professionals, despite being in the midst of an industry spat with McAfee and Symantec,” Clement James reports for vnunet.com.
“In his keynote address at the RSA Conference Europe 2006, Microsoft Security Technology Unit corporate vice president, Ben Fathi, called on the IT security industry to team with Microsoft in investing in continued innovation to keep pace with ever-evolving threats,” James reports.
James reports, “As a cornerstone to this policy, Fathi described Microsoft’s ongoing investments to enable a trust ecosystem, pointing to security advancements in the forthcoming release of Windows Vista as an important opportunity for the industry to become more proactive in its aim to provide users with a safer computing experience. ‘As threats continue to evolve and computing advances, we need an environment that engenders trust and accountability,’ Fathi said.”
Full article here.
vnunet also features a poll on their site (with current results):
Would you trust Microsoft’s Windows Vista security?
• Yes, absolutely – 0%
• No, I would still want to deploy third-party security technologies – 80%
• It is too early to tell yet – 20%
Vote in the poll here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jeffrey Z.” for the heads up.]
MacDailyNews Take: Microsoft needs an environment that engenders trust and accountability? No problem, we have just the environment for them: Apple’s Mac OS X.
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