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Interview with Mark Russinovich: the future of Sysinternals, Security, Windows


About This Video

I was able to get some time to chat with Mark Russinovich in his office and ask about the future of the sysinternals tools, security, and windows (beyond Windows 7). Here's how it breaks down:

  • What surprises Mark has had since he joined Microsoft
  • How much time he spends on Sysinternal tools and other things
  • 02:53 - His interaction and stories with Bill Gates
  • 06:16 - What the future of sysinteral / winternal tools looks like    
    • 08:21 - considerations for integration with Netmon 3
    • 09:25 - Security monitoring (i.e. AD, WMI, other objects)
  • 12:14 - A day where we don't have to go into so much depth to fix software/computer problems
  • 17:06 - What the future of security holds
  • 24:57 - Problems with behavioral based security mechanisms versus whitelisting / blacklisting
  • 27:10 - With talks of things like Midori, do we need to scrap the entire Windows code base and start over?    
    • MinWin
    • The limitations of  Windows now and the future of Windows
  • 34:03 - Should Microsoft make their own PC hardware?

If you decide to tune in for "Over the Edge" at 36:18, you'll find out about:

  • What he likes to do in his free time
  • What country he was born in
  • What languages he speaks
  • What books he reads and recommends
  • If he considers himself an IT Pro or Developer
  • Awards he's receieved
  • Famous Paintings


Published Date: August 25, 2008
Presented By: David Tesar



Video: WMV | MP4