All good things must come to an end

This is an excerpt from a mail I sent out internally today:

The sands of time seem finally to have run their course. On September 1 I will not only celebrate the 5-year anniversary of my time here at Microsoft but also my departure from the company. On September 5 I start a new job as Principal Security Program Manager at Amazon.com.

This was a very difficult decision for me and has taken a long time to make. All in all, I have had a great five years to look back at. So much has changed in security at the company since I came here. It has been a remarkable ride to see the turn-around and having been able to play part of if for this long. The hardest part of this transition will be not being part of this ride any longer and not being able to work with all the great people I have worked with here.

I will not be leaving Seattle, nor security. I will have a new blog by the time I leave. The exact location will be announced in here as well as on the Protect Your Windows Network site: http://www.protectyourwindowsnetwork.com once I get it set up.