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At tech-security confab, company says industry has fallen short in areas like "virus" control, where health-care pros have proved more prepared and agile.
Microsoft's Scott Charney says company's identity management system can give consumers the power to control where their data ends up.
Corporate VP Scott Charney spoke at RSA and then stopped by CNET's San Francisco headquarters on Tuesday to talk about the ever-changing security landscape.
Authors of cybersecurity bill criticized for privacy invasions used Facebook's enthusiasm to attract political support in D.C. Now the company's execs have backed away from CISPA.
Under Scott Charney's plan, ISPs would keep infected PCs off the Internet, much like doctors quarantine sick people and governments restrict smoking in public areas.
Microsoft takes end-to-end trust to school in proof-of-concept trial featuring information cards on small notebook PCs handed out to students, Microsoft executive says in RSA keynote.
Trojans, malware and phishing scams are all on the rise in the last six months, according to the company's Security Intelligence Report.
Microsoft has been counted as a supporter of CISPA since the beginning. Now the company tells CNET that any new law must allow "us to honor the privacy and security promises we make to our customers" and protect "consumer privacy."
Twitter chief Dick Costolo will join the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Microsoft's Scott Charney and McAfee's David DeWalt will be appointed too.
Analyst Jon Oltsik believes such teamwork needs to be taken to another level. Here are a few suggestions where this would help.