Today, the 9th edition of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report was released as Adrienne Hall, General Manager of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Communications, gave her keynote at RSA Europe.
 
This time around, we've done a few things differently.  First off - we've dedicated this particular volume to the study of botnets and the role that they play in the malware world.  You'll find a historical anthology of how botnets came to be along with modern-day examples, including the most prevalent families and differences in their geographical distribution.
 
Secondly, we've moved much of our content to the Web, allowing you not only the option of downloading a document version of our content, but also a browser-friendly view of all of the details.  You'll also notice that the document version is lighter - we have moved much of the standard definitions and descriptions to the Web so that it is much easier to get to what's changed over the first half of 2010 - which is the real heart and soul of our report.
 
Over the next few weeks, our blog will provide some guidance on topics covered in the report that we've found especially interesting.  In the meantime, please have a look for yourself and be sure to check out the video for the launch put together by Vinny Gullotto, General Manager of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, and Frank Simorjay, Senior Product Manager for the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report.

- MMPC