Microsoft has proposed a bold new internet security model based on the principles used to preserve public health on a global basis, USA Today reports. Scott Charney, corporate vice president of trustworthy computing at Microsoft, unveiled the software giant's Collective Defense proposal on Oct. 5 during his keynote speech at the Information Security Solutions Europe (ISSE) conference in Berlin. Charney urged government and tech industry officials to act collectively to protect citizens and critical infrastructure from growing cyber threats. He compared unprotected and infected computers to unvaccinated and contagious individuals. Both, he said, can pose a threat to society. "We...

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