Indian-based publication CIOL has an interview with with Microsoft's Steve Riley, Product Manager, Security Business Unit and Dave Glover, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft-Australia on various security-related matters. Snippets:
Microsoft has a huge perception issue to battle in the area of security – the perception that its software is open to more attacks than any other. How do you combat that perception?
We talk to enterprises. We try to bring to light the fact that every software has its vulnerabilities that can be exploited. We also point out to them that with each upgrade of its various software offerings Microsoft has steadily reduced the number of vulnerabilities in it. We demonstrate that it is safe to keep even security within the Microsoft umbrella.
We also educate them on the fact that the software or technology cannot be blamed all the time. That with proper processes and people in place, the company would not need to have blocks in place to prevent exploitation of vulnerabilities because the processes will ensure that there can be no exploitation.