Microsoft Shake Up Ripples Through Security Unit

Ripples from the latest management shake-up at Microsoft is being felt throughout the all-important STU (Security Technology Unit).

Mike Nash, the corporate VP who guided Microsoft through some of its biggest security crises and led an aggressive effort to reshape the company's embarrassing image, is leaving his STU office and handing the keys to Windows Server veteran Ben Fathi.

Nash's exit ends a topsy-turvy tenure that coincided with the Blaster, Slammer and Sasser network worm attacks; the release of the security-centric Windows XP SP 2 (Service Pack 2) operating system makeover; the repairing of Microsoft's relationship with hackers; and the latest Vista delay that is partly due to lingering security testing concerns. Microsoft Shake-Up Ripples Through Security Unit

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 24th March 2006 2:10AM