MS security cop patrols a tough beat

Monday, 29 April 2002, 5:45 PM EST

Meet Microsoft's new tough cop: a security czar who says he will draw heavily on his government background to shore up the holes in Microsoft's software that make it a popular target for hackers -- one of the company's top missions for the year.

"I'm going to spend a lot of time commuting between the two Washingtons," Scott Charney told Reuters in an interview. Charney assumed his new role as chief security strategist at Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft on 1 April.

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