Special Intelligence Report on the Rustock Takedown

As you might remember, on Match 16th Microsoft together with other industry players was successfully able to take down the Rustock botnet and thus significantly reducing the spam level. We now just published a special Intelligence Report on this botnet: Read an overview of the Win32/Rustock family of rootkit-enabled backdoor Trojans background, functionality, how it…

How Microsoft Uses File Classification Infrastructure

Quite a while ago, I blogged about the File Classification Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008 R2: File Classification Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008 R2 File Classification Infrastructure:More content In my opinion, this is an interesting tool, built in to your server platform. Now, we just published a paper about how we use this File Classification…

Security Intelligence Report v10 Released

Yesterday we released our Security Intelligence Report v10. A few highlights/lowlights from the Key Findings section: Industry vulnerability disclosure trends continue an overall trend of moderate declines since 2006. This trend is likely because of better development practices and quality control throughout the industry, which result in more secure software and fewer vulnerabilities. Vulnerability disclosures…

Cloud computing providers: Clueless about security?

To me, one of the benefits of moving to the Cloud is security – obviously besides availability and costs. Recent incidents made me doubt: Amazon not only having significant downtime but in the same time losing customer data. Sony’s game network being significantly compromised. This is definitely not to blame them but I was heavily…