Securing Microsoft: A Long Road is a 3-part report by CNET News.com that looks deeply into the 10-year history of our Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC). It chronicles our progress and challenges as we evolved in securing our software and helping customers with computer and online safety.
“We’ve put a lot of our best people in these areas,” Bill Gates tells CNET News.com. “Still tons to be done, but you know, we’ve definitely made five years of progress in the last five years.”
The MSRC was created in 1997, in response to vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. Following massive worms like Code Red and Nimda, Microsoft entered an era of greater transparency that continues to evolve today.