Scott Charney interview on eWeek

Wednesday, 29 May 2002, 4:31 PM EST

Don't envy Scott Charney. He has one of the most difficult positions in the security industry: chief security strategist at Microsoft Corp. The Redmond, Wash., company and its ubiquitous software are the targets of choice for crackers and Internet delinquents of every stripe—so much so that Microsoft has kicked off a very public security-improvement initiative called Trustworthy Computing. All of which means Charney, a former Department of Justice lawyer and head of PricewaterhouseCoopers' security practice, has his work cut out for him. Senior Writer Dennis Fisher spoke with Charney last month about the challenges of his new job and what his priorities will be for the future.

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