Microsoft Provides Better Security

microsoft-logoYes you are reading the headline correctly, and no I am not out of my mind.  The current crop of Microsoft products including the Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 operating systems are some of the best products in their class from a cybersecurity standpoint.  This is according to a recent article in the New York Times, as well as from Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella on Microsoft’s Channel 9 web site.

Even security firm F-Secure CEO Mikko Hypponen is impressed, saying “They’ve changed themselves from worst in class to the best in class.  The change is complete. They started taking security very seriously.”

In my own practice, I have seen a vast improvement in the security of Microsoft’s products, as the steady flood of typical malware remediation work that was a staple of our business has dwindled to a trickle over the last five years or so.

So for those of you who are considering a move from Windows to the Mac “because it is more secure” need to give that idea a closer look.  Especially when I read in Silicon Beat that “Apple computers and gadgets increasingly targeted by malware.”





About the Author:

Cybersecurity guru to business owners in the St Paul, Minneapolis, and western Wisconsin area. Computer security and hacking have been a passion of mine since I entered the computer and networking business in 2000. In 2013 I completed a course of study and certification exam to become a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). In 2016 I was certified as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). As Cybersecurity Analyst at The WyzCo Group, I help our clients experience high levels of computer security, network security, and web site security. In addition to consulting on security products and services, we also conduct security audits, vulnerability assessments and full penetration tests. We also provide Cybersecurity Awareness Training for clients and their employees. We also work with companies and organizations that need to certify compliance with regulations such as PCI-DSS (credit card processing), HIPAA/HITECH (medical records), and GLBA. The views expressed on this Web site are mine alone and do not necessarily represent the views of my employer.

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