IDG News Service
August 19, 2009
Microsoft shared the stage with Chinese security researchers at a
Beijing hacker conference on Wednesday, aiming to build ties in a
country that produces a growing number of threats to Microsoft products.
John Lambert, a team head at the Microsoft Security Engineering Center,
spoke to an audience of a few hundred people about security features in
Microsoft products and tools used by the company to find vulnerabilities
in its software.
Microsoft has worked to build contacts with security researchers
worldwide, but the language barrier and low attendance by Chinese
experts at overseas conferences make the country's security circles
harder to access, Lambert said.
Important security research increasingly comes out of China, but is
often presented in Chinese, he said.
Microsoft was a sponsor of the Beijing forum, called XCon, and Lambert
said the company would consider attending other security conferences in
China where skilled researchers gather.
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