Still relying on the network? It is the user!

It is not the first time I am talking about Zero Trust here. And often it is absolutely clear to the customers that the next perimeter is the identity and not necessarily the network to the same extent anymore. Read this article: More Than 99% of Cyberattacks Need Victims’ Help – the network protection will…

How to leverage “Secure Access Workstations” for the Cloud

This is a questions I get fairly often. But before I try to answer, let’s take a step back: We know that attackers typically try to compromise user accounts and then move laterally until they find higher-value credentials. The holy grail in this movement is typically and administrator who uses his admin account to surf…

Is there a future for Product Certifications?

Often, when I talk to customers, product certification is one of the key themes they want to address. Especially they want to know about our commitment to Common Criteria and whether our products are certified. Typically we certify an operating system on Common Criteria EAL 4+ – the highest level, which seems achievable for multi-purpose…

Security Development Lifecycle: Quick References

A quick one: An interesting download location: With the SDL Quick Security References (QSR), the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) team introduces a series of basic guidance papers designed to address common vulnerabilities from the perspective of multiple business roles – business decision maker, architect, developer, and tester/QA. These papers will help you address a critical…

Information Security Management System for Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure

Just a quick one. Our Global Foundation Services organization (the ones who run our datacenters) just published a new whitepaper: Information Security Management System for Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure This paper describes the Information Security Management System program for Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure, as well as some of the processes and benefits realized from operating this model.…