An Update on David LeBlanc


As you probably all know, David is a very good friend of mine and we have authored some popular security books together, and will probably write some more too (but that’s another story.)

Some of you know that David left Microsoft to join Webroot in May 2005 to work as a security architect. I have to be honest; I was utterly devastated when he told me he was thinking about the move. David is one of the smartest security folks I know (and I work with a lot of very smart security people) but his loss could not be underestimated.

The move made quite a bit of press too:

eWeek: Webroot Taps MS Security Architect for Sweep Duty
Spyware Puppy: Webroot Lures Microsoft Security Talent

Well, I have some great news. Good news for Microsoft and Microsoft customers, that is! David is coming back to his old job in Microsoft Office!

It’s going to be great to have him back in Redmond; his influence across the company is huge.

Welcome back, David!

Comments (6)

  1. wim says:

    That really great. Microsoft needs people like David.

  2. marco morana says:

    Now that David is back to MS is perhaps time for the next edition of Secure Software, MS Press 🙂

    -marco (ex Isser)

    ps. I guess 108 ML in VC cannot keep David to make Webroot the next ISS

  3. Webrooter says:

    We’ll definitely miss David in Boulder

  4. Ann LeBlanc says:

    There simply is not enuf space to write all the comments I would have (all good, naturally) cause he’s my very first born and I’m so proud of him . . . no way to measure how proud I am.  Obviously he has great taste in his choice of friends too!  I laid that egg! <VBG>

    ann_leblanc@mindspring.com

  5. Ann LeBlanc says:

    doesn’t matter if my note is displayed, really, I’d rather it won’t be cause I think it probably would embarass David.

  6. Glad to hear he’s back in Seattle!