REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 20, 2003 — Microsoft Corp. and leading academic security and privacy research scientists from around the world today gathered for the first meeting of the company's Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board. The board was formed to advise the company on security, privacy and reliability enhancements in Microsoft® products and technologies, so that Microsoft can obtain critical feedback on product and policy issues related to its Trustworthy Computing initiative.
"Achieving trustworthy computing will take many years and require thoughtful and sustained collaboration between the industry and academic communities," said Scott Charney, chief security strategist at Microsoft. "By formalizing the process of engaging with these distinguished experts, we are better able to benefit from their collective wisdom."
"The Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board is a remarkably timely and pertinent initiative," said Neeraj Suri, professor at Technische Universitt Darmstadt, Germany. "Trust in the e-world is not an option anymore. It behooves us socially, economically and scientifically to ensure that trust in a system becomes a foundational premise. This forum for academics to critically relate, analyze and critique such concepts is a unique opportunity."
Martn Abadi, University of California, Santa Cruz
Elisa Bertino, University of Milan, Italy
Fred Cate, Indiana University School of Law
Dawson Engler, Stanford University
Virgil Gligor, University of Maryland
Richard Kemmerer, University of California, Santa Barbara
Chris Mitchell, Royal Holloway, University of London
Greg Morrisett, Cornell University
Deirdre Mulligan, Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic, University of California, Berkeley
David Patterson, University of California, Berkeley
Fred Schneider, Cornell University
Paul Schwartz, Brooklyn Law School
Eugene Spafford, Purdue University
Neeraj Suri, TU Darmstadt
Peter Swire, Ohio State University
Vijay Varadharajan, Macquarie University, Australia
Eugene Volokh, UCLA School of Law
James Whittaker, Florida Institute of Technology
Jeannette Wing, Carnegie Mellon University
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