Microsoft Plans a More Trusted Internet

According to Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft Corp., the Internet has had a positive impact on many, many aspects of our society, but greater global connectivity combined with the increasingly valuable information stored online has resulted in a new array of threats and an increase in cybercrime. Prior to the 2008 RSA conference, Scott’s lead up article “Creating a More Trusted Internet“, highlights that it has become increasingly clear that if cyber criminals remain anonymous and untraceable, there will be no meaningful accountability for online crime and little by way of deterrence. In the physical world, we have effective proactive measures (locks and keys, community watch, law enforcement patrols) and effective reactive measures (arrests and prosecutions). Many crimes are prevented, and many crimes are solved. But the Internet is different. Despite improvements in effective proactive.

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