Adrienne Hall, Microsoft General Manager in the Trustworthy Computing group delivered a keynote yesterday at the RSA Europe Conference in London.  She started the conference by telling a story about an experience while on a remote island off the coast of Croatia, and hearing the news about Gauss malware. Here’s an except from her blog post:

“I just got off the stage at RSA Europe in London where I delivered a keynote during which I announced the release of our bi-annual Security Intelligence Report (SIRv13) and a new free Cloud Security Readiness Tool. If you’ve ever been to an  RSA event you’ll know that the audience comprises security professionals from a range of organizations, including government agencies and some of the world’s largest companies.

Faced with an audience of around 1,000 IT security pros I kicked off with a story about a recent holiday - not the traditional start to an RSA talk. I explained how, in a restaurant in the middle of a tiny town on a remote island off the coast of Croatia I heard a local news report that mentioned the Gauss malware several times.”

See the full blog post at http://blogs.technet.com/b/trustworthycomputing/archive/2012/10/09/rsa-europe-risks-and-rewards-in-cloud-adoption.aspx.  It’s an excellent read with some links to really practical information you can use today to combat the changing threat landscape.

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