Jeff's InfoSec Blog

Thoughts about information security, privacy, and regulatory compliance. Brought to you by Jeff Newfeld, the product unit manager for security solutions in Microsoft's Core Infrastructure Solutions group.

March, 2005

  • 7 computer security tips for students

    My group didn't write this... that is, I don't think we did, although this may have come out of our Consumer team. But it is pretty good, basic advice for students that are heading off to school with their new laptops. School is in: 7 computer security...
  • New! IPSec Guidance from Microsoft

    My team just released a new security guide: Server & Domain Isolation Using IPSec and Group Policy . This soluton, aimed at enterprise IT Pros, is focused on how you can use IPSec and Group Policy to secure the data connections between systems. One...
  • Automagically isolating Internet worms

    A paper from Microsoft Research (MSR), first published last summer, is getting new interest after MSR's internal TechFest last week. The idea is that hosts would analyze traffic hitting them and automatically broadcast alerts. While false negatives can...
  • The Trustworthy Computing Security Development Lifecycle

    If you're wondering how Microsoft bakes security into its software development practices, this paper (by one of the co-authors of "Writing Secure Code") takes you through the process. This is far more than a guide for individual developers; it goes through...