Who Am I?

Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Mike Downen and I'm the program manager for security on the CLR team. This means I own the security features in the CLR, such as Code Access Security, the crypto-related classes, our integration with ClickOnce, and other stuff. I also drive much of the security process work for the CLR team (our security pushes and stuff like that).

As you probably guessed from the title, this blog focuses on CLR and .NET security. It is meant to complement ShawnFa's excellent blog, not duplicate it. I will cover some different topics (along with many of the same ones) and try to provide a different angle on what we're doing, as well as get feedback from you on your hot security topics. Thanks for reading and enjoy!