Microsoft pilots programs to protect infrastructure

Friday - 5/21/2010, 4:53pm EDT

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  • Two Microsoft pilot programs will setup pre-update information and aid in protecting critical infrastructure. The product updates are part of Microsoft's Defensive Information Sharing Program. DISP was given to government groups participating in the Government Security Program and Security Cooperation Program. Microsoft says these pilot programs will help ensure that DISP members are receiving the most current information.

  • As you may -- or may not -- have heard, Harris Corp. is building the country's first cyber integration center and is developing what it hopes will be a secure business model for cloud computing. Former ODNI CIO Dale Meyerrose is now with Harris and tells us all about it. (Read the full story.)

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