Bill Gates has laid out a broad agenda for better security on the Internet, and has answered criticisms about Windows OS security. Countering the charge that Windows security is merely "bolted on, not built in," Gates claims that Microsoft has shifted its focus to being very security oriented in recent years. He made the case that with Vista, the next version of Windows, security has been pretty much the primary concern when it came to design.

"If you took the investment we've made in this next version of Windows, security would jump out as the thing we've spent the most time on," Gates said.