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…Details
Quite a while ago, I provocatively asked the question, whether Anti-Malware Technology is dead. Back then it caused quite some reaction. Honestly, I still see little value to be added by classical anti-malware products if we would finally be willing, able and ready to use the technology, which is built in today’s operating system. Unfortunately,…Details
I will be at the ISF Congress in Monte Carlo from tomorrow on. If you are there as well and want to meet, drop me a mail
It is actually the first event since a long time I am just going to participate, not to hold any speeches
There seems to be some problems deploying the latest security updates with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to SMS 2003 Agents. If you have any challenges with that or need more information, please see the just published advisory System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Blocked from Deploying Security Updates
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I recently asked in a panel, where the difference is between Cloud Computing and classical outsourcing â€“ I kind of became unpopular because this is simply uncoolâ€¦ But I stick with it (knowing there are differences) but the difference is not that big in my opinion. So, reading this article IT outsourcing most affected by…Details
We have our Financial Year closing in end of June. This means, it is Performance Review Time at Microsoft and it is by far not that bad. But I love Dilbert:
The day before yesterday we opened the Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8 Security Baselines Beta and would look forward to getting your feedback and comment. So, sign up for it if you are interested: Sign-Up Now for the New Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8 Security Baselines Beta Opening July 13th!
This morning â€“ going through my RSS feeds â€“ I read the following article looking into the latest Juniper backdoors: 4 Juniper Questions Congress Should Be Asking – Did NSA Create a Backdoor in U.S. Networking Giant’s Gear? The article covers the background of the event a bit and then raises four questions: How did…Details
What a statement! The last time I was on a panel with Eugene Kaspersky, he told us that the world will end and the only way to prevent this from happening is a new really secure OS (and they have oneâ€¦). And now, I read such statement: Microsoft products no longer feature among the Top…Details
A few months ago, I already had some discussions with Eugene Kaspersky during an event of the Council of Europe on Cybercrime, how to address cybercrime on the Internet. At the moment, I am at a very, very slot connection and just got, what I saw on my RSS feed enclosure and could not verify…Details
I know that I keep going and going on that. When I talk to customers and mainly to providers of the critical infrastructure about security, one of the key things to me is to keep the software updated. It is about patching and it is about staying on the latest version of your software. To…Details
Thatâ€™s really interesting:
Impressive! Kudos to MIT
What about using Bitlocker???? Laptop lost with data for more than 2,000 patients, Boston Childrenâ€™s reports
One such incident probably pays your Windows 7 migration project â€“ no?
Yes, I know: It is US-only at the moment but it might nevertheless pretty interesting for you: We announced yesterday that we will launch a subscription-based Office version called Equipt. Here is an extract from the announcement: Initially code-named “Albany,” Microsoft Equipt offers consumers Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007, giving them the latest versions…Details
To start with: I am an engineer not a lawyer â€“ and this might be part of the problemâ€¦ When I started to think about the Cloud and security and thought about all the work I do with Law Enforcement and the challenges they face. Additionally, I started to think about the legal challenges we…Details
I just stumbled across an interesting blog post named Legal Implications of Cloud Computing. I am not a lawyer and therefore unable to judge the details but overall it gives a good view of the risks and challenges.
Our Digital Crimes Unit just took down another one: After Rustock and Waladec, now comes Kelihos.
This is another great success in fighting criminals. If you want to read more: Microsoft Neutralizes Kelihos Botnet, Names Defendant in Case