Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board Enters Its Fifth Year

REDMOND, Wash. — Feb. 26, 2008 — Microsoft Corp. and leading security and privacy researchers from around the world, predominantly from academia, are continuing to work together as part of the company’s Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board (TCAAB). The board was formed as a medium for experts from various fields to critically relate, analyze and critique security and privacy policies and technologies within Microsoft products and services in a comprehensive, collaborative fashion. By working closely with the TCAAB, Microsoft receives the kind of in-depth feedback necessary to more effectively implement its Trustworthy Computing principles throughout the company.

“The work being done by the TCAAB is important and relevant to the day-to-day activities of computer users worldwide, from individuals to organizations, because the TCAAB gives us actionable advice that finds its way into our product and service offerings,” said Scott Charney, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group. “It benefits us socially, economically and scientifically to ensure that we can rely upon computing systems to improve every aspect of our lives and that our security and privacy will be enhanced as we increasingly lead digital lifestyles.”

The board is composed of 17 leading academic and corporate professionals specializing in the fields of security, privacy policy and technology, each with a significant track record of achievement in a particular field:

  • Fred Cate, Indiana University School of Law

  • Lorrie Cranor, Carnegie Mellon University

  • Malcolm Crompton, Managing Director of Information Integrity Solutions Pty Ltd.

  • Virgil Gligor, Carnegie Mellon University

  • Richard Kemmerer, University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

  • Chris Mitchell, Royal Holloway, University of London

  • Greg Morrisett, Harvard University

  • Deirdre Mulligan, Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic, University of California, Berkeley

  • David Patterson, University of California, Berkeley

  • Ivan Png, National University of Singapore

  • Fred Schneider, Cornell University

  • Paul Schwartz, University of California, Berkeley School of Law

  • Neeraj Suri, TU Darmstadt

  • Peter Swire, Ohio State University

  • Vijay Varadharajan, Macquarie University, Australia

  • Akinori Yonezawa, University of Tokyo

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