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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" (opens in new tab) 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).

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.