October 4, 2001

Microsoft 'steps up' IIS

Author: JT Smith

YahooNews: "``With the virus attacks of late and the numbers of those and how vicious those attacks
have been ... it's incumbent on Microsoft, being in the leadership position we're in, to help
drive forward the industry in this area,'' Brian Valentine, senior vice president of the Windows
Division at Microsoft, said in an interview.

``We can't just sit back and think about Microsoft,'' said Valentine, who is leading Microsoft's new security task force.

The announcement follows a string of worms and other security breaches, including the Code Red worm of August and Nimda
worm in September."

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