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  • Blog Post: What is Azure Rights Management?

    Azure Rights Management Services (RMS), newly added to Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite, enables the ability to help protect sensitive company information by controlling how said information is used and to block unauthorized access. The service uses identity, encryption, and authorization...
  • Blog Post: Tick, Tock…Getting Close to the End of the XP Clock

    April 8, 2014 . No it’s not the predicted end of the world, thought it may seem that way for some. It’s the end of support for Windows XP SP3. Windows XP has been a great Operating System and feedback I get is that it’s stable and who doesn’t like stable. In fact, I remember...
  • Blog Post: [Podcast] Computer Forensics with Kai Axford and TPS

    At the recent SecTor event I had a chance to sit down with Kai Axford, who is part of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing team, and Warren Bulmer from the Toronto Police Service after their session on Computer Forensics ( PPT and WMV available). What do you do when you think a machine has been exploited...
  • Blog Post: Last Chance for SecTor

    Based on the recent success of the My TechNet Security Tour, IT pros and developers in Canada care about security. Computer security impacts our lives in so many ways from personal things like online banking, to protecting corporate assets. In order to know what to protect and how to protect it you need...
  • Blog Post: Wireless Security Training @ SecTor

    Well this should be fun.  I’ve often shared my opinion that in order to secure your network you need to know what you are securing it from and how attackers might gain entry.  Over the years I’ve tried my best to keep up with things but wireless security has been one area that I haven’t had...
  • Blog Post: $5 Security

    So I spent $5 on what is one of the most secure ways to do any online logins, in this case my PayPal account.  PayPal now offers a one time password token (OTP) to give its users a more secure login methodology.  Now instead of a username and password you must also provide the current passcode...
  • Blog Post: MS10-070 - Now available via Windows Update.

    On September 28th, Microsoft is released an out-of-band security update.  This bulletin, MS10-070 , has a maximum severity rating of Important and addresses one vulnerability in Windows. We covered it’s release on The Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy podcast episode #22 . As noted in the...
  • Blog Post: Critical Out Of Band Hotfix Released

    Typically hotfixes are released on the second Tuesday of each month as you are all well aware.  Occasionally, I can personally only remember four including this one and the one this past October, there are out of band hotfixes released.  While we don’t normally post hotfix release notifications...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy - #25, December 2010

    Our Apologies for having this one published a later then normal. Been on the road, sick and out of town kind of percolated into a perfect storm causing this delay. There are two critical updates that require your attention as a priority. On this episode I am joined by Dana Epp (from ScorpionSoftware...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy–# 26, January 2011

    Over pints Pierre Roman, Bruce Cowper and Rick Claus decided they would put together a concise and timely podcast each “Update Tuesday”. The object is to keep it simple by letting you know in plain non technical language what the updates are, what they resolve and why you should care. ...
  • Blog Post: A Few Sleepless Nights

    A while back Ruth did an interview with Cameron McKay about an upcoming infrastructure project he was in the planning stages on.  While the planning is done and the implementation also complete, I thought it was time to revisit with Cameron and talk about how things went.  Turns out Cam was...
  • Blog Post: My TechNet Q&A - Montreal

    Damir and I have returned from Montreal after dropping in for the My TechNet Security tour. We had a great time at the Montreal IT Professionals Group talking about data security tools in XP and Vista and then a packed house at the event on Thursday. Again there were some great questions at both sessions...
  • Blog Post: TechDays 2011: Security, Identity and Management…Oh Yeah!

    TechDays is THE conference for technical training in Canada and it’ll be hitting these cities on these dates: October 25-26: Toronto November 15-16: Vancouver November 29-30: Montreal This year I’m putting together the speakers and sessions for the security...
  • Blog Post: Register for the TechNet Monthly on Secure Messaging

    I know that Vista just RTM'd and you may have heard that we are getting ready for the biggest Launch in Microsoft Canada's history with Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office System, but that's no reason to miss out on a very exicting TechNet Monthly if you are in the Greater Toronto Area. The session...
  • Blog Post: “Security Bulletins for the regular IT guy” Podcast – 8/11/2009

    Three guys got together over pints in February 2009 and talked about how one of the issues facing Technical Professionals today is keeping their systems patched and up to date. This issue was brought up to them at a User Group meeting they were attending ( Ottawa Windows Server User Group ) where we...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy #35, November 2011

    Over pints Pierre Roman, Bruce Cowper and Rick Claus decided they would put together a concise and timely podcast each “Update Tuesday”. The object is to keep it simple by letting you know in plain non technical language what the updates are, what they resolve and why you should care. ...
  • Blog Post: [podcast] Chatting about Security with Kai Axford

    This podcast was sitting in my "to be edited" folder on my machine. I met up with Kai Axford (Senior Security Strategist) on his Eastern Canada tour at the end of January / beginning of February trip up north. I really like his style of engagement with telling it like it is in the realm of security....
  • Blog Post: Vista Security Webcasts

    The other day I wrote a post on how I secured my Vista installation . I also mentioned that there was going to be a series of webcasts on the security features in Vista, how to manage them via Group Policy and some of the new tools available. Well the details for that webcast, to be presented by yours...
  • Blog Post: SecTor Wrap-Up

    Well I spent three days this week attending the SecTor pre-con training on Wireless Hacking and SecTor itself and it was worth every minute! The group behind SecTor put on a great event (I should note I was on the advisory committee) with world class speakers from around the world. I thought I’d provide...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy Podcast – O.O.B - 8/2/2010

    Over pints Pierre Roman, Bruce Cowper and Rick Claus decided they would put together a concise and timely podcast each “Update Tuesday”. The object is to keep it simple by letting you know in plain non technical language what the updates are, what they resolve and why you should care. Have a listen directly...
  • Blog Post: Kai Axford Canadian Security Tour

    Culminis and Microsoft’s User Group Support Services ( UGSS ) are pleased to announce their co-sponsorship of a 9 User Group tour of Canada, between May 26 and June 18, 2009, by world renowned security expert, Kai Axford (CISSP, MCSE-Security). Kai is a Senior Security Strategist in Microsoft’s Trustworthy...
  • Blog Post: My TechNet Q&A - Vancouver

    Last week Rick and I were in Vancouver for the My TechNet Security tour and again we had some great questions again. One of the SMS questions that came in had to do with deploying your self signed Root CA via Active Directory. When using an internal CA you'll have to deploy your Root CA as a trusted...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 Preview Security Re-visited

    Hello Folks, A while back Anthony Bartolo wrote on this site about the Enterprise Enhancements For Windows 8.1 there were a lot of information in that post regarding the following points: Support for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Increased capabilities in Mobility Increased Security features and capabilities...
  • Blog Post: SecTor 2009

    It is almost that time of year again! Time to put on the black/white/aluminum foil hat and learn about the latest in security. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, you cannot protect against what you do not know exists. We recently finalized the speakers and here is a glimpse at what you can...
  • Blog Post: “Security Bulletins for the regular IT guy” Podcast – 6/11/2009

    Three guys got together over pints in February 2009 and talked about how one of the issues facing Technical Professionals today is keeping their systems patched and up to date. This issue was brought up to them at a User Group meeting they were attending ( Ottawa Windows Server User Group ) where we...