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Microsoft Reaches out at China Hacker Conference




Microsoft Reaches out at China Hacker Conference
Microsoft Reaches out at China Hacker Conference



http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/170431/microsoft_reaches_out_at_china_hacker_conference.html 

Owen Fletcher
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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