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Welcome, Crispin!

Michael Howard has broken the news: “Crispin Cowan joins Windows Security:

I am delighted to announce that Crispin Cowan has joined the core Windows Security Team!

For those of you who don’t know Crispin, Crispin is responsible for a number of very well respected Linux-based security technologies such as StackGuard, the Immunix Linux distro, SubDomain and AppArmor. I’ve known Crispin for many years, and have nothing but the utmost respect for the guy. He’s well published, wicked smart, a non-zealot and brutally pragmatic. In my opinion, AppArmor is shining example of his pragmatism, it’s simple and it works. What excites me the most is he’ll bring a different perspective to the Windows team, and I’m a big believer in stirring the pot!

Let me add my own welcome. Crispin and I have collaborated on a couple of projects, and I look forward to working with him more, and seeing what happens when he applies himself to Windows security.

[A clarification: Crispin is joining Microsoft, not Emergent Chaos (today, anyway). I remain the only MS employee blogging here, and my comments do not represent my employer. I was simply excited and wanted to share the news.]