Once again, Microsoft's chief software architect is beating the drum on security. In a letter e-mailed to Microsoft customers, Chairman Bill Gates cited the evolving nature of security threats to personal computers, which he said can be "hijacked" and turn "innocent users into unknowning and innocent worm propagators." (For the full text, see Microsoft's Web site).
Gates also reiterated Microsoft's pledge to invest in safeguarding the company's besieged offerings against attacks, as well as in customer education and partnerships. In its ongoing quest for better security, Microsoft will also host a series of Security Summits in the U.S. starting April 4 in New York City, a spokeswoman said. At these events IT professionals and developers can meet with Microsoft technology experts, she said. On April 7, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will speak at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C. on these efforts.
News source: CRN