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 Thursday, February 17, 2011
Microsoft Calls for Safer and Healthier Internet

At a keynote speech delivered at the RSA Security Conference, Scott Charney--Microsoft (MSFT) corporate vice president for Trustworthy Computing--reiterated a vision for the future of Internet security. Charney painted a picture of a collaborative approach to Internet and PC security modeled after the processes used to respond to global health epidemics.

Microsoft describes why the timing seems to be right for driving this vision forward, citing the increased use of mobile devices and cloud computing, the persistence of botnet threats, increased public awareness of online crimes, and growing public pressure for improved government cyber security policies. These factors combine to create a unique opportunity.

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