Tackling Cybersecurity Together

Yesterday we all had a very long day: We hosted the EU Cybersecurity and Digital Crimes Forum in Brussels. At lot of government elites from all across Europe attended and were part of very intense discussions. It was obvious that people really are serious about cyber-whatever and that actions are being taken. I think that…

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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…

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What Microsoft can teach Apple about security response

I guess, I do not have to comment this – right? What Microsoft can teach Apple about security response To quote the summary: Microsoft just released seven security updates to fix 23 vulnerabilities in Windows and other products. In February, Apple released a massive update that covered 51 vulnerabilities and also introduced an embarrassing security…

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Consumerization of IT–How to address this

Bring Your Own Device or Consumerization of IT are fairly hot themes in a lot of customer organizations. When I talk to customers, there are typically different reactions, once we bring this up. Some tell us, that it is not part of their strategy; some tell us that they plan to do it but that…

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Internet Explorer aces security test as Google faces accusations

I mean, I obviously like this article: Internet Explorer aces security test as Google faces accusations as it has a nice quote to start with: Internet Explorer 9 should be the go-to browser for organizations concerned about protecting machines from malicious downloads, according to a new study from NSS Labs: Microsoft’s browser trounced rivals Chrome,…

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10 Years of Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft

Before joining Microsoft a little bit more than 10 years ago, I ran a team at PricewarehoureCoopers on e-Business Risk Management – classical security consulting in the Internet bubble time. When I announced that I will leave PwC and join Microsoft, I got interesting reactions (and remember, this was 2001). Mainly they were along two…

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Office 365 Becomes First and Only Major Cloud Productivity Service to Comply With Leading EU and U.S. Standards for Data Protection and Security

A long title but this was the title of the official press statement yesterday. Compliance is always a key question in the public cloud space. Therefore it is very important for us that we now achieved three things: Office 365 is compliant with EU Model Clauses, Data Processing Agreements and ISO 27001 among other standards.…

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