At Microsoft, Interlopers Sound Off on Security


In a windowless war room where Microsoft manages worldwide computer security crises, George Stathakopoulos, the general manager for security, opened a small refrigerator, revealing three bottles of Champagne.

"These are for the arrests," he said, with a brief smile.

Locked in a struggle with a shadowy "black hat" computer underground that exploits any flaw in its software, Microsoft has spent three and a half years trying to transform its engineering culture to make security the company's priority. At Microsoft, Interlopers Sound Off on Security - New York Times

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