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  • Blog Post: Microsoft & Security (1 of 3)

    Microsoft Listed as Most Secure OS - Surprised? 'Microsoft is frequently dinged for having insecure products, with security holes and vulnerabilities. But Symantec, no friend of Microsoft, said in its latest research report that when it comes to widely-used operating systems, Microsoft is doing better...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft & Security (2 of 3)

    In my last instalment in this series, I covered off the differences between the perceptions and the reality with regard to Microsoft and Security. As promised, this week's article is a joint effort from both myself and my colleague, Jordi Munoz-Royo (who is our Security Business Development Manager)...
  • Blog Post: IT Pro Security Training Event (Dublin)

    Microsoft Ireland is running a day of Security training for IT Professionals on October 11th. You can find out more and register for it here . We're also running a day or Security training for Developers on October 12th. You can find out more and register for it here . I've got a 90 minute slot in the...
  • Blog Post: Global Security Week - doing my bit..

    As you may (or may not) know, this week is Global Security Week . I'm going to try and post this week just about security related stuff. So, today's security related message for you IT Professionals is to take some time and watch these presentations by John Craddock (Principle Infrastructure & Security...
  • Blog Post: How would you know if your PC was affected by the IE7 flaw?

    I had an interesting question posed to me the other day: How would you know if your PC was affected by the IE7 flaw? My first answer was: Hmm.. It is very possible that you won't know. Then I did some digging..  The answers I found were: Desktop firewall program alerting that a foreign application...
  • Blog Post: Who's got the most secure Web Browser?

    I was just reading this report from Cenzic - it makes for interesting reading! For accuracy, I'll point out that the report states that web browser vulnerabilities comprised roughly 5% of the total application vulnerabilities - all the same, it's nice to see Microsoft doing so well. I like the "top...
  • Blog Post: Thursday's Security related nugget..

    Although not specifically about security, today's pointer is to a great Internet Information Server (IIS) 7.0 presentation. IIS has had some bad press over the years, but has been a rock solid web server since we shipped Windows Server 2003 - there has only been one critical security update for it since...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Security (three part series)

    I've been writing a three part series of articles for our local TechNet NewsFlash covering Microsoft and Security. For those of you who don't subscribe to the newsletter, I'm going to post the articles here (one a day for the next few days).. Dave
  • Blog Post: Tuesday's Security Pointer

    So, this a a great (57 minute) session on Forefront Client Security (Microsoft's enterprise anti-virus and anti-malware product). Anti-Malware Protection: A Technical Deep-Dive into Forefront Client Security. Brendan Foley, Group Product Manager Anthony Chavez, Principal Product Unit Manager Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Today's ISACA talk.

    Today I had a go at dispelling the myth that the words Microsoft and Security don't go together.  I certainly had "fun" with the projector!  Turns out it was a pin in the VGA cable - my Vista laptop was getting well and truly confused as to whether it was connected to a projector...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft & Security (3 of 3)

    In this third and final article, Michael Riva and I are going to be covering our 'for sale' products that sit at the network edge: Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006 and Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG) 2007 . Michael is a security consultant, who recently joined Microsoft Ireland...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista - the most secure OS (again).

    http://blogs.csoonline.com/windows_vista_6_month_vulnerability_report
  • Blog Post: 2007 Microsoft Office Security Guide

    I'm still stumbling across useful stuff in my inbox. This Solution Accelerator provides you with best practices and automated tools to help strengthen the security of computers running the 2007 Office release on Windows Vista and XP SP2. The 2007 Microsoft Office Security Guide consists of the following...
  • Blog Post: Wednesday's Security bit.

    Still looking for interesting, security related content to share. This one covers our server-side Forefront offerings (for both Exchange and SharePoint) - it's one hour long. Managing Messaging and Collaboration System Threat Protection: A Technical Deep-Dive into Forefront Server Security Joe Licari...