On Friday, the team at Microsoft that’s driving our End to End Trust initiative launched a new web site that provides an update on the End to End Trust vision for a more trustworthy and accountable Internet.  The site’s launch was timed to precede Scott Charney’s keynote next Tuesday at the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco.  The site will be updated later that day with a video of Scott’s keynote.

One of the key components of the End to End Trust vision is what we refer to as “Security and Privacy Fundamentals” – the recognition that better authentication and accountability are only effective if the underlying computer systems are built to resist attack and the intrusion of unwanted software.  At Microsoft, the way we build systems to resist attack is by implementing the SDL for any products or online services that expose our users to risk.  The End to End Trust site includes several videos about the SDL and its role in End to End Trust, as well as links to details posted on the SDL web site.  I’d encourage you to review the End to End Trust site, Scott’s video when it’s posted, and of course the SDL information on both the End to End Trust and SDL web sites.

Steve Lipner