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Microsoft creates new group to clean its coding act

Microsoft Corp. is expanding its security business unit with a group that will establish new software development processes and create tools for its programmers so that future Microsoft products will have fewer security flaws, a Microsoft executive said. The new Security Engineering Strategy team will look at security across all Microsoft product lines, with the ultimate goal being that customers will take security for granted in Microsoft products, Steve Lipner, the recently named director of Security Engineering Strategy at Microsoft, said in an interview on Wednesday. “My position really is recognition of the fact that there are a lot of security aspects to building and shipping software products at Microsoft and we need to do a more coherent job of looking forward across all the products we ship, trying to address security holes before they are discovered outside of Microsoft,” Lipner said. Full Story

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