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RSA Conference 2015: Enhancing Cloud Trust

RSA Conference USA 2015 is just a few weeks away (April 20-24) in San Francisco. Given the numerous noteworthy cybersecurity events that have occurred over the last 12 months, I expect this conference to be well attended, yet again! Once more, Microsoft is a Diamond sponsor, and Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President, Trustworthy Computing, will deliver a...

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Looking Forward: Trustworthy Computing

When Bill Gates announced the Trustworthy Computing Initiative in 2002, he recognized that we needed to change both our processes and culture if we were to make fundamental changes in our products. To ensure that occurred, a centralized group was given responsibility to drive the initiative forward. At the 10 year milestone in 2012, a...

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My “Desert Island Half-Dozen” – recommended reading for resilience

When I speak with customers, they often ask how they can successfully change the culture of their IT organization when deciding to implement a resilience engineering practice. Over the past decade I’ve collected a number of books and articles which I have found to be helpful in this regard, and I often recommend these resources...

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Protecting Data and Privacy in the Cloud: Part 2

Microsoft understands that a customer’s willingness to use a particular cloud computing service depends on their ability to trust that the privacy of their information will be protected, and that their data will only be used in a manner consistent with customer expectations. But even the best designed and implemented services can only protect customer...

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Cyberspace 2025: Today’s Decisions, Tomorrow’s Terrain

What does the future look like?  To take a closer look, Microsoft has released a report called “Cyberspace 2025: Today’s Decisions, Tomorrow’s Terrain.”  How will the choices organizations make at present, affect their ability to shape the social, economic and demographic changes a decade from now?  See more >>...

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Establishing Trust in Our Data-Centric World

More and more, we are becoming a data-driven society, in which governments and industry have access to increasing volumes of information through consumer interactions online. A recent White House report on “Big Data” demonstrates the broad recognition of related privacy concerns which, if not managed correctly, may outweigh the benefits we can derive from this...

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Panel: “Protecting Privacy & National Security in the Digital Age”

As technology continues to connect us in seemingly infinite ways, people are increasingly discussing appropriate levels of trade-offs that come with modern day conveniences. In line with the company’s role over the past decades, Microsoft continues to be a key participant and driver of these conversations.  Read more >>...

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The Evolving Pursuit of Privacy

In my role, I have the opportunity to discuss privacy with a wide variety of people – Microsoft’s customers and partners, policymakers, advocates and industry colleagues. In recent weeks, I participated in many such conversations at the RSA Conference and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit.  See more>>...

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