Microsoft and Adobe: Collaboration Against Threats

You know my opinion on collaboration between countries, on public-private-partnerships as well as on collaboration between companies. Since quite a while we run a program called MAPP – the Microsoft Active Protections Program, where we share vulnerability information with security vendors to help them to get signatures out to our joint customers the moment we…

Off to See the World

If you follow my blog you saw recently that there are two themes constantly popping up: One is everything about a government’s Cybersecurity Agenda (or the lack thereof) and the second one is the Cloud. Let me briefly line them out: When I talk to governments I often feel that there is a lack of…

Cloud Computing: Benefits and Risks of Moving Federal IT into the Cloud

July 1st, Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President Trustworthy Computing was testifying at a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Basically the hearing was on the benefits and risk of Cloud adoption for the US government. If you are interested in reading his full testimony, you will find it here. Additionally, Scott…

We Need Solid and Strong Transparent Processes for the Cloud

This morning I was reading an article called Google seeks to assure customers on cloud security practices on ComputerWeekly. I had to read this – obviously :-). It references a paper written by the Google Security Officer called Security Whitepaper: Google Apps Messaging and Collaboration Products. So, I read through it and to me it…