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The user is the most critical piece of security

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DQI Bureau
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In a country like India, still very vulnerable to security threats, what

is Microsofts policy on security?



Microsoft is pursuing a multi-pronged, defense in-depth strategy that: 1)

builds security into our software from the beginning; 2) empowers Internet

users, and 3) creates a culture of safety in collaboration with other companies

in the industry, businesses, law enforcement, and government.

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Are the security standards practiced by Microsoft in India same as other

nations or do specific need-based India-specific policies exist?



The security standards are the same across the globe but there are some

local variations based on the local laws and regulations which we respect as

part of doing our business ethically, globally.

What can be done to ensure user safety?



The user is the most critical piece of security even in a company. We need

to ensure that the user is not overburdened with technicalities and continues to

enjoy a great on-line experience. For users, we have a simple three-pronged

messageprotect your PC; protect your information; and protect your family.

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In the age of social networking, identity threats are becoming

increasingly common. What is the solution to such problems?



We believe that this issue requires a more comprehensive approach to

protecting personal information, including consumer education, new technology

tools, responsible business practices, strong legislative framework, law

enforcement engagement and expanded victim assistance. A new approach to

securely managing online identity is essential. One key component of this system

is a new technology called an Information Card, which enables the creation of

very secure digital entities. Equally important is our ability to lessen or

preferably eliminate the value of personal information, thereby drastically

reducing the incentives to commit identity theft.

Do you have any partnerships to enhance security standards?



Microsoft is taking action today to offer better security choicesboth

through improving its own software and working with government, industry and

customers to ensure security throughout the entire technology ecosystem. In

India we have an agreement with the Computer Emergency Response Team-India

(CERT-In) and CDAC.

Mehak Chawla



mehakc@cybermedia.co.in

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