I just installed Internet Explorer 9 and am ejoying the new look and feel and the speed…
Look at it yourself!
I often talk to governments about their Cybersecurity strategy and agenda. Sometimes I think it is extremely hard for a government official or high-ranking military person to really understand what is going on in the cyber space and what this means. It is not too easy for people like us but for somebody whoâ€™s job…Details
If you have not seen it, you should probably have a brief look at it. We are seeing a new worm spreading on Exchange. This worm is not exploiting a vulnerability but uses social engineering to spread. Please read our MMPC blog at Emerging Malware Issue: Visal.B or look it up in our malware encyclopedia…Details
This is an interesting information: FTC Takes Action Against Employee Bloggers. I am often asked about the rules and guidelines we have internally for bloggers. One is to be transparent. Whenever I blog, tweet or comment on a blog, I am always transparent that I am working for Microsoft â€“ at least when I do…Details
In Off to See the World I told you that we are growing the Chief Security Advisor Community and then I updated you on the UK and Sweden. Now it is time to update you again. Just before the summer vacation, we could hire the Chief Security Advisor in South Africa who is Khomotso Kganyago.…Details
It hits the press from time to time that somebody was successful taking down a botnet. We had some success as well with the Waledac Botnet Takedown. There is actually a good article on What it takes to shut down a botnet. When I was doing some bing-search on the botnet takedowns, I found good…Details
I think I told the story thousands of time and everybody knows it but I will do it the 1001st time now . When I joined Microsoft and became what is the Chief Security Advisor for Switzerland today, we had an airlift for Windows Server 2003. The Product Manager in Switzerland asked me to keynote…Details
Steve Ballmer was once asked by a journalist whether and why he allows blogging by Microsoft employees, without any approval process. His answer was that he lets Microsoft employees talk to customers without approval process as well (at least thatâ€™s the story which was told ). You know that I am a big fan of…Details
Sometimes I wonder whether I am too paranoid. I just got a call, which went like that: Caller: â€œHello, we are doing a health insurance survey and have just three questions for you, would you mind to join in? Just 20 seconds. We do it for Health Insurance statistics.â€ Me: Was in a very good…Details
It is an interesting and difficult question. What can we do to really be able to stay on top? Or shall we give up? Well, clearly, I do not think so. I read this article today, which really made me think: Black Hats are Winning, Symantec Says â€“ wow! A fairly clear statement. We lost…Details
I am convinced that there are workloads that can and should be moved to the Cloud: For security reasons as well as for economical reasons. E-Mail might well be the first one of them.
There is a good post on that: Editor’s Note: Email, the Lowest-Hanging Fruit of the Cloud
I blogged often about it: Blocking certain websites today can fire back in different ways. The CIO published an article called Workarounds: 5 Ways Employees Try to Access Restricted Sites â€“ and they say: “Some workarounds can be dangerous because they might create a channel that data can flow out through that is not managed…Details
If you do not know this blog, it is definitely worth looking at it from time to time: Paleo-Future. There I found a prediction on cybercrime dated 1981: It describes the impact of computers in the â€œfutureâ€ â€“ say today. If you click on the picture, you can see the original. There is a good…Details