Two Papers on Current Issues

Trustworthy Computing just released two papers on current issues: Determined Adversaries and Targeted Attacks Whitepaper This paper shares Microsoft’s insights into the threat that Determined Adversaries and Targeted Attacks pose, identifies challenges for organizations seeking to combat this threat category and provides a context for other papers that will directly address each of those. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34793…

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Security Lessons from Star Wars

Exactly the right article for a weekend: May the (En)Force(ment) Be With You – Security Lessons from Star Wars From applying security policies to DLP and effective user authentication, there are many infosecurity lessons to be learned from the classic space opera. Terry Greer-King of Check Point shows how companies can avoid the Empire’s mistakes…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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