Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Bill Gates calls for more powerful computer security

Tue Feb 6, 2:04 PM ET

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates addressed thousands of computer security specialists gathered at a San Francisco conference, calling for

"People want more flexibility and anywhere access with multiple devices," Gates told a standing-room-only crowd of RSA Conference 2007 attendees.

"We need a far more powerful paradigm to handle this."

Gates and Microsoft "security guru" Craig Mundie backed a common standard for computer security technology and agreed that the traditional practice of "building walls and moats" to fortify networks needed to be evolve.

This was the 16th annual conference and it boasted an attendance of approximately 16,000 people, the largest turnout in its history.