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To Fix Software Flaws, Microsoft Invites Attack
If the threat appears grave, the problem goes immediately into the center's emergency operating room, where it is attended to by a team of Microsoft engineers, working nearly round-the-clock to analyze the flawed code, anticipate paths of attack, devise a software patch to fix the defect and alert millions of customers of the problem and the patch.
"It's triage and emergency response -- so it's a lot like an E.R. ward in that sense," Mr. Kean observed last week.
The race to protect the computing patient has begun again.
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