Forefront Team Blog

News, updates and insights about enterprise identity and security solutions.

July, 2008

  • Great Momentum for Microsoft’s Security and Identity Partners

    My name is Mark Hassall and as Director in the Identity & Security Business Group at Microsoft Corp, I am responsible for partner marketing for Microsoft’s Forefront and IDA family of products. After spending a lot of time with many of our partners...
  • The importance of botnets in computer security

    Several of the characteristics of botnets are not only significant in and of themselves, but are emblematic of some of the unique challenges that cyberwarfare as a whole presents. This is part of a series run by Stratfor with some additional commentary...
  • Black Hats, White Hats, Crackers and Bots

    One of the other web sites I subscribe to is Stratfor . It's a global intelligence website and doesn't really have much to do with spam. But I like politics so I read it. They have some articles which you can get for free, but the better stuff you have...
  • What makes hackers tick?

    Why do hackers do what they do? Are they motivated by something? Altruism? Greed? Strafor examined this in one of their recent articles, parts of which I have below with some additional comments from me. The personal motivations driving individual...
  • Coders, crackers and bots, oh my!

    There are more than just blue, black and white hat hackers. There are a few more types of folks out there that don't fit into the above categories. This article is taken from Stratfor with some commentary by myself. Coders Many of the hackers described...
  • What else makes hackers tick?

    In my previous post , which is taken from a series that Stratfor has run recently, we looked at some of the motivations of hackers. Let's take a look at some more. Altruism The tenets of altruism vary greatly, depending on the person subscribing...