Advancing our encryption and transparency efforts

Posted by Matt ThomlinsonVice President, Trustworthy Computing Security, Microsoft In December, we announced our commitment to further increase the security of our customers’ data. We also announced our plans to reinforce legal protections for our customers’ data, and continue to increase transparency in how we engage with governments around the world. We are making positive…

Envisioning cyberspace in 2025

Posted by J. Paul NicholasSenior Director, Global Security Strategy & Diplomacy, Microsoft On Monday, Microsoft released a new report entitled “Cyberspace 2025: Today’s Decisions, Tomorrow’s Terrain” that looks beyond today’s technological trends to anticipate future catalysts for change in cyberspace. Cloud computing, the Internet of Things, big data and cybersecurity loom large on today’s—and tomorrow’s—agenda….

New Microsoft Computing Safety Index report: US consumers need to focus on basic online safety

Posted by Jacqueline Beauchere Chief Online Safety Officer, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft From antimalware solutions and automatic updates, to firewalls and strong passwords, Microsoft and the technology industry routinely stress that consumers should exercise basic “digital hygiene.” To some, these pieces of advice come as second nature. Most U.S. consumers, however, appear to ignore key technology…


Learn to Fight Online Fraud During Cyber Awareness Month

Posted by Jacqueline BeauchereDirector, Trustworthy Computing Communications, Microsoft Lottery scams, advance-fee fraud, phishing attacks and fake anti-virus alerts. These are just a few ways criminals are attempting to gain access to your personal information to steal money, and impersonate you or hijack your good name. On average, adults in the U.S. have been exposed to…


How Trustworthy Computing Enhanced Accessibility at Microsoft

Posted by Rob SinclairChief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft In January 2002, Bill Gates sent a memo launching Trustworthy Computing (TwC) and calling upon Microsoft and the industry to prioritize security and privacy as part of software design. As a program manager on the Accessibility team at the time, I observed that a similar approach for accessibility,…


Get Connected with Family & Friends on Safer Internet Day

Posted by Jacqueline BeauchereDirector, Trustworthy Computing Communications, Microsoft Each February, the world recognizes Safer Internet Day (SID), an event dedicated to promoting responsible use of the Internet and mobile technology, particularly among youth. Organized by Brussels-based Insafe and co-founded by the European Union, Feb. 7 marks the ninth installment of SID. This year’s theme, “Connecting…


Making Privacy Work for Everybody

Posted by Ronald ZinkChief Operating Officer, European Union Affairs, Microsoft A big question for governments and business at the moment, and indeed for users of the Internet all over the world, is how personal data – a person’s identity, personal materials, financial or sensitive information – can be protected in a workable and effective way….


Trustworthy Computing’s Impact a Decade On: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Rich Mogull, founder of Securosis LLC, an independent security consulting firm. Prior to founding Securosis, Rich was a leading analyst at Gartner. He has 12 total years of experience as a security analyst. Depending on your age, you might remember when the U.S. Hockey dream team won…


Microsoft Releases New Index Gauging Online Behaviors

Posted by Jacqueline BeauchereDirector, Trustworthy Computing Communications, Microsoft Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing (TwC) Group is today announcing a new tool to help gauge how consumers are meeting the challenges of today’s digital world. Microsoft’s Computing Safety Index (MCSI) is the product of research recently conducted in five countries: Brazil, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the…