Crispin Cowan joins the Windows Security Team!

I am delighted to announce that Crispin Cowan has joined the core Windows Security Team!


For those of you who don’t know Crispin, Crispin is responsible for a number of very well respected Linux-based security technologies such as StackGuard, the Immunix Linux distro, SubDomain and AppArmor. I’ve known Crispin for many years, and have nothing but the utmost respect for the guy. He’s well published, wicked smart, a non-zealot and brutally pragmatic. In my opinion, AppArmor is shining example of his pragmatism, it’s simple and it works. What excites me the most is he’ll bring a different perspective to the Windows team, and I’m a big believer in stirring the pot!

Crispin will work in the same team that worked on User Account Control (UAC) and integrity levels, an area he knows a great deal about.

Welcome to Microsoft, Crispin!