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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: February 2014 Release!

    Welcome to another patch Tuesday or Wednesday as it is here in Australia. There are quite a list of updates this month so make sure you have a look at the details and apply them where appropriate in your environments. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: January 2014 Release

    Hello everyone and welcome to 2014 and the first security bulletin for the new year! This month is a bit of a quiet month with only 4 major bulletins to consider for your environments. Details are below so make sure you look at these and apply where necessary. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive...
  • Blog Post: Canberra Security Interchange: NAP in Windows Server 2008

    Well I'm here in Canberra today presenting at the Canberra Security Interchange user group.  My good mate Rocky   normally runs the group and does all the presenting but he is away at the moment so I'm stepping in.  So I decided to be really proactive and post the resources from these...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletin: November Update

    This bulletin give you details about new security bulletins being released today.  Please find links to them below which contains more information. Bulletin Identifier Maximum Severity Affected Products Impact MS08-068 Important Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows...
  • Blog Post: Made it to Auscert 2007

    Hi folks, Well I made it to the sunny Gold Coast for the annual Auscert Conference and as per usual we are at Royal Pines Resort which is really hard to take since I'm such a keen golfer. But this year I didn't register in time to make it into the golf day so I'm minus my golf clubs this year! Oh well...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista at 6 months...

    It's been around 6 months now since Windows Vista was released and to coincide with that milestone Jeff Jones has released the 6 Month Vulnerability Report which goes into detail on how Windows Vista is doing in regards to vulnerabilities and how it compares to other popular operating systems. I've attached...
  • Blog Post: BitLocker Deployment Planning

    One of the most compelling security features of Windows Vista is BitLocker Drive Encryption .  It enables users of Windows Vista Enterprise and Windows Vista Ultimate to fully encrypt the system partition and protect the data that resides on that partition; should the machine fall into the wrong...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletin: October 2007

    It's that time again. Time for another round of security updates. Please see details below. What is this alert? This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new Security Bulletin being released on 09 October 2007 . New Security Bulletins Microsoft is releasing the following six new security bulletins...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: November 2009 Release

    This month it’s the lucky number 6 in regards to security updates.  Yes we have 6 updates this month to consider for your environments.  Details are below. New Security Bulletins Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Max Severity Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software MS09-063 Vulnerability...
  • Blog Post: Level 1 Microsoft Security Advisory 2524375 Released!

    Folks.  Make sure you look at this one. What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to notify you that Microsoft has released Security Advisory 2524375 - Fraudulent Digital Certificates Could Allow Spoofing - on March 23, 2011.   Summary   Microsoft is aware of nine fraudulent digital...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: October 2009 Update

    It’s that time again.  Time to patch those systems and get up to date.  This month we have 13 security updates.  Please make sure you check out the details below and apply them to you environments where appropriate. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Maximum Severity Vulnerability Impact Restart...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletin: January 2007

    Hi folks, Well it's that time again! Time for another round of Security Updates. Please review the bulletin below and apply to your environement where necessary. As part of Microsoft’s commitment to deliver security updates on a predictable and consistent monthly schedule, Microsoft released four security...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: Level 1 Advisory

    I wanted to let you know we are a special Level 1 Security Advisory Alert.  All the details can be found below. What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to notify you that Microsoft has released Security Advisory 2639658 – Vulnerability in TrueType Font Parsing Could Allow Elevation of Privilege...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Magazine: March 2010 Edition Online Now!

    This month’s TechNet Magazine is all about the Cloud and our Windows Azure Platform . In fact the folks over at TechNet magazine are going to be focusing on the cloud for the next few months so it’s a good time to head over and have a look at what we are doing in this critical space.  So check out...
  • Blog Post: The Fundamental Computer Investigation Guide..

    The Fundamental Computer Investigation Guide for Windows Is Now Available The Solution Accelerators-Security and Compliance team is pleased to announce the Fundamental Computer Investigation Guide for Windows , which is now available. Best Practices and Tools for Computer Investigations Microsoft customers...
  • Blog Post: NAP Integration Kit for Microsoft Forefront

    The Microsoft Forefront Integration Kit for Network Access Protection is now available for download.  I’ve been using the beta of this for quite some time so it’s good to see the final release is now available. So what does it do? The Microsoft Forefront Integration Kit for Network Access Protection...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: July 28th Out of Band Release

    On July 28th 2009 we will be releasing two Out of Band security bulletins.  The first one will be for the Microsoft Visual Studio product line and the second will be a defence-in-depth change to Internet Explorer to address attack vectors related to the Visual Studio bulletin, as well as fixes for...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: August 2011 Release

    What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new security bulletin(s) being released on August 09, 2011. Security bulletins are released monthly to resolve critical problem vulnerabilities. New Security Bulletins Microsoft is releasing the following 13 new security...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletin: April 09 Release

    Please see below details of this months security bulletin release. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Maximum Severity Rating Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software MS09-009 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Excel Could Cause Remote Code Execution Critical Remote Code Execution May Require...
  • Blog Post: Security User Group in Sydney?

    Hi folks, In a previous post I talked about a new Security group that has been started in Melbourne called the Security Interchange. Rocky Heckman is also starting a Security User Group in Canberra so I wanted to gauge community interest in starting up a Security focused user group in Sydney. So I wanted...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Vodcast: Interview with Rocky Heckman

    Hi Everyone! Yes it’s that time again. Time for another Vodcast on Teched Australia 2008 . In this Vodcast I’m talking with Rocky Heckman who is owning the Security track this year. Rocky’s a good guy and we’ve worked on a few events in the past so I know you’ll find good content in his track. Rocky...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Magazine: May 2009 Edition Available Now!

    In the May edition of TechNet Magazine it’s all about Better Security.  Were all looking for that right?  Well may be  not the average user but certainly us IT Pro’s are for sure.  So whether it be the new changes in Windows 7 or protecting instant messaging; there is something for...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: May 2011 Release

    This month we only have 2 newly discovered security bulletins that you need to consider for your environments.  Please see the details below. What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new security bulletins being released on May 10, 2011. Security bulletins...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: Out of Band for March 2010

    Today we are releasing a new security bulletin ( out of band) for a newly discovered vulnerability in Internet Explorer.  Full details of this bulletin can be found below. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Maximum Severity Rating Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software MS10-018 Cumulative...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: September 2013 Release!

    Welcome to another security bulletin release.  This always seems to happen when I’m travelling and presenting.  I guess the demo gods like to make my life interesting! The table below outlines this month’s updates that you need to consider in your environments. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and...