SAFECode wants you to trust IT

At the recent RSA Conference in London, some of the best known names in tech have founded (Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code)

It is a non-profit organisation whose only goal is to increase trust in tech related products and services by using industry standard "Software Assurance" Methods. EMC Corporation, Juniper Networks, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, SAP AG and Symantec have come together to "develop and promote a set of methods for secure product development and integrity controls that protect software, hardware and services across the global supply chain".

In layman's word, that means making sure that firms within the tech sector communicate effectively about how to achieve an optimum level of security using the best methods available.

The organisation has named Paul Kurtz as its executive director. Currently a partner at Good Harbor Consulting LLC, Kurtz most recently served as the founding executive director of the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA).