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VIDEO: Mozilla Director of Security Assurance Michael Coates

Mozilla is well-known for its open-source Firefox Web browser, which is a key target for attackers and security researchers looking to exploit Web users. Standing on the front line of the battle to help keep Firefox and its users safe is Mozilla Director of Security Assurance Michael Coates.

In a video interview with eWEEK, Coates explains what his role is at Mozilla and how the open-source organization goes about building security into everything it does.

Coates runs the security assurance team at Mozilla which focuses on security throughout the lifecycle of everything that Mozilla builds.

"We make sure that everything we do [including] development, deployment and ongoing maintenance is secure," Coates said.

Read the full story at eWeek:
Mozilla Pushes Security Forward for Firefox Browsers and FirefoxOS

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.