So after 3 ½ years with the Microsoft Security Response Center, making guest posts on the MSRC blog and my friend Rob Hensing splashing photos of me with my trusty steed Patches all over the interwebs with his blog, I decided to finally launch a blog of my own. Thanks, Rob--I can only hope that at some point I will be able to repay you in kind with a flattering photo or two. :)

I guess the fundamental question for this post is, what was the reason for finally taking the plunge with my own blog? In addition to the random post that can be expected on various things security- or technology-related, life at MSRC really is like a box of chocolates. From one day to the next you are challenged with interesting situations, and are constantly making decisions that have a tremendous impact in securing Microsoft's customers. While some may say otherwise, it is by far the best job in the world. As a result, I plan on sharing a bit of what "a day in the life" is like as well.

Just like my first foray into programming some twenty plus years ago resulted in nothing more than a "Hello World!" dialogue, so it goes with my first post. It was nothing too exciting to look at or was all that functional, but it was definitely the start of something exciting for me, and just like then, I can't wait till we get to Slalom skiing.

 -A