Bill Gates and others share insights and progress

Securing Microsoft: A Long Road is a 3-part report by CNET 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 “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.


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About the Author
Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »