I have heard the comment "It's a huge conflict of interest" for one company
to provide both an operating platform and a security platform" made by John
Thompson (CEO Symantec) many times from many different people. See article
In my personal opinion, regardless of the vendor, if they create an OS, why
would it be a conflict of interest for them to want to protect their own OS
from attack. One would assume that this is a responsible approach by the
vendor, but one could also argue that their OS should be coded securely in
the first place. If this were to happen then the need for the Symantec's,
McAfee's of the world would some what diminsh.
Anyway I am just curious as to what other people think.
Thanks in advance