Microsoft Encourages Consumers to Resolve to be More Secure Online in 2006

When friends and family invite Amy Roberts over for dinner, she may not always bring an extra dish, flowers, or a bottle of wine. But Roberts, director of product management for Microsoft’s Security Technology Unit (STU), rarely leaves without offering a different kind of gift.

When she spots her guest’s home computer, she always makes sure it has the most current defenses against Internet viruses, spyware and other online threats. If anything is missing, the look of concern on her guest’s face quickly turns to one of relief – and, ultimately, surprise – when Roberts shows them how to get more secure in less time than it takes to serve the hors d’oeuvres.

Microsoft hopes to achieve similar results with somewhat different methods in the coming year. The company will encourage consumers to “Protect Your PC in 2006” by maintaining a quick, four-step routine designed to increase the number of people who protect their computers with the most current defenses.

Source: Q&A: Amy Roberts of Microsoft’s Security Technology Unit discusses the “Protect Your PC in 2006” resolution and other Microsoft consumer-security efforts.

Via: Donna's SecurityFlash

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