Another McAfee Security Researcher Bolts for Microsoft

Whether acquiring companies or individual personnel, Microsoft continues to demonstrate that it is serious about its belated commitment to properly secure its products.

Yesterday, CNET’s News.com reported that Jimmy Kuo, a former McAfee fellow, will join Microsoft as senior security researcher. His move from McAfee to Microsoft mirrors that of Vincent Gullotto, former head of McAfee’s Antivirus and Vulnerability Emergency Response Team (AVERT), who moved from Symantec to Microsoft in August.

Kuo and Gullotto worked together at McAfee, so it isn’t a stretch to surmise that Gullotto played a role in drawing his former colleague to Microsoft.

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