Leveraging EMET to Win Time to Patch – an Underestimated Jewel

There is a jewel in a security professional’s toolbox, which – in my opinion – is highly underused. At least this is true in infrastructures I know. Since years, Microsoft offers a free tool called EMET (Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit). EMET helps you to leverage the security technology built into Windows. To quote the above…

Targeted Attacks – a Video Series

Trustworthy Computing in partnership with Microsoft IT, Microsoft Consulting and the product groups just released a series of videos on targeted attacked and how to defend.

I would definitely urge you to listen to them and make sure you implement the countermeasures: Targeted Attacks Video Series

Roger

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New Consumerization of IT Test Lab Guide: Hyper-V Windows 8 corporate virtual machine on personal computer”

Our friends in France are currently working intensively on Test Lab Guides for Consumerization of IT. The next one was just released: New Consumerization of IT Test Lab Guide: Hyper-V Windows 8 corporate virtual machine on personal computer” This is the overview: Thinking about Consumerization of IT (CoIT) necessarily leads to some security and management…

Paper: Information Protection and Control (IPC) in Office 365 Preview with Windows Azure AD Rights Management

As you know, protecting your information in the cloud is key. We just published a paper called Information Protection and Control (IPC) in Office 365 Preview with Windows Azure AD Rights Management. Here is the summary: Due to increased regulation, the Consumerization of IT (CoIT) and the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD), the explosion of…

UPDATE: Security Advisory – Update For Minimum Certificate Key Length

Yesterday I blogged about the Security Advisory – Update For Minimum Certificate Key Length. I would like to take the opportunity to give some more information on it. The reaction on the advisory is interesting so far. Some customers expect mainly older applications to run into a problem. Others tell us that they mandated 2k…

Security Advisory – Update For Minimum Certificate Key Length

As you know, I rarely blog about Security Advisories or updates but this time, I want to make sure that you saw that: We released the Microsoft Security Advisory (2661254) – Update For Minimum Certificate Key Length to make you aware of the fact that we will restrict usage of all certificates with RSA keys…

New EMET Version

Last October I blogged about EMET–Protection Against Zero-Days – a really great tool to protect your environment. We just released a new version, which can be downloaded here: Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit v3.0. Before you test it, make sure you have your Bitlocker recovery key ready (or – before the next reboot, suspend Bitlocker and…

Windows Defender Offline

A few days ago, Windows Defender Offline was released. This is basically the tool to use, if you are unable to remove malware from a running PC. To quote the website: Sometimes, malicious and other potentially unwanted software, including rootkits, try to install themselves on your PC. This can happen when you connect to the…