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I wish that John and the other folks behind the great security uplift at Microsoft circa 2002-2016 would write a book.

What Microsoft had to do in that period has resonance for all kinds of problems we need to fix in tech.
Some of the basic issues:
1) Defining measurable goals in an adversarial environment
2) Building architectures resistant to unforeseen attacks
3) Working with (some would say co-opting) your biggest critics
4) Pushing responsibility to all developers
5) Uplifting industry
6) Talking honestly about your security protections and setting reasonable expectations
7) Building credibility with regulators and lawmakers, helping forestall counterproductive regulation.
Lots of lessons here for Facebook, Google and others dealing with new kinds of adversarial uses of technology to cause harm.

Many of the key people have left MSFT (and some were always dash trash), maybe a journalist could round everybody up and create a competent history.
"Dash Trash" was a somewhat-ironic label applied to the army of contractors and vendors who were always running around Microsoft. We had "v-" prepended to our emails to keep people from mistaking us for "blue badges". Here is one orange badge of shame I forgot to return.
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