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Google to Microsoft:”Don’t Let the Door Hit Ya!”
Talk about Throwing Out the Baby with the Bath Water

Talk about throwing out the baby with the bath water. The Financial Times reported on Monday that Google has begun telling new employees that they are no longer able to request Windows PCs, giving them the choice of Mac or Linux systems. Google has long offered its employees their choice of work operating system but will no longer do so. According to a Google employee, any exceptions will require will require CIO approval. [ I find that assertion questionable though ].

Google is apparently making this decision in response to the hacking attacks on late last year in China. The attackers  used vulnerabilities  in Microsoft’s Explorer 6 to go after Google’s intellectual property, believed to be source code.  One could argue that if they had updated their browsers, the attacker would have had to find other vectors for attacks.

Could this be a strategic move by Google to prove that an Enterprise can survive WITHOUT Microsoft? With Google’s Chrome OS on the horizon, this may just be the warm-up act.

Source: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/d2f3f04e-6ccf-11df-91c8-00144feab49a.html

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About William McBorrough
William J McBorrough is a Security Expert with many years of success Managing, Designing, and Implementing medium and large enterprise Physical and Information Technology Security Solutions. His experience spans the spectrum from small e-commerce start-ups to multi-campus state and federal agencies to multi-state financial sector organizations. He is also on the faculty of various universities including University of Maryland University College, EC-Council University, George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College where he conducts research and teach graduate and undergraduate courses relating to cybersecurity, cybercrime, cyberterrorism, and information security and assurance. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Computing Engineering with a concentration in digital networks and a Masters of Science in Information Security and Assurance. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk Information System Control (CRISC), and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).He is well versed in personnel, systems and network security risk management. His core competancies include Developing cost effective solutions to enable mission assurance in the following areas: Enterprise Risk Management, IT Governance, Security Organization Development, Information Security and Assurance

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