Ten years ago, Bill Gates sent an email to all Microsoft employees announcing the creation of the Trustworthy Computing (TwC) Initiative. In that memo, Bill defined the key aspects of Trustworthy Computing, and set the company on a path toward ensuring that every computer user’s experience was secure, private, and reliable. clip_image002

Last week our Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Craig Mundie, sent a memo to all employees called “TwC Next,” the ensuing decade-plus of Trustworthy Computing, will focus on the new world of devices and services.

Certainly information and communications technology (ICT) underpins every aspect of our personal and professional lives and we must protect the security of the electrical power grid and the global financial system, and the telecommunications system, even as determined and persistent adversaries set their sights on these and other critical infrastructures.

I encourage you to read Craig’s memo and about the TwC Next initiative here. – Jon C. Arnold