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Microsoft Speeding Bug Alerts for Governments

For governments around the world that rely on Microsoft's software, the monthly patch cycle just isn't fast enough. Officials have been asking the software giant for earlier warnings about flaws in its programs, and now Microsoft has complied.

The company has announced a pair of programs to accelerate the sharing of threats and technical information with governments ahead of its regular Patch Tuesday schedule.

eSecurity Planet takes a look at Microsoft's new initiative for sharing threat information with governments around the world.

As the number of cyber threats continues to rise worldwide, Microsoft has increasingly received requests from governments around the world for earlier and more information on what security patches will be released during each "Patch Tuesday" patch cycle.

In response, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced two programs for governments at the AusCERT 2010 conference in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia this week. The conference is hosted by the Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT).

Read the full story at eSecurity Planet:
Microsoft to Give Governments Earlier Bug Warnings