Security Minded - from Kai the Security Guy

Some thoughts on security (and other stuff) from a Microsoft security professional

February, 2007

  • Canada: Day 1 - Montreal

    Holy crap it's cooooold . I'm certainly no lightweight when it comes to enduring cold...I'm from Wisconsin, I love the snow and ice, I play ice hockey, and I love to snowboard. I'm the guy who is walking around in a t-shirt when everyone else is wearing...
  • Canada: Day 2 - Quebec City

    My boss was right: You should go to Brazil in the winter and Canada in the summer. I thought I could endure. I've been to survival training, I've frozen my butt off in Dahlonega, Georgia in Mountain Phase of Ranger School . Nothing prepares you for the...
  • Canada: Day 3 - Ottawa

    Finally it's warming up. Still very "brisk" here in Ottawa, the capitol city of Canada (It's not Toronto, for those geographically challenged.) I'm in town to speak to some of the federal government folks and ISSA Ottawa, and I'm very excited. While here...
  • Convincing Your Boss to Move to Windows Vista (Part 2)...second attempt

    (Trying this again, after apparently overwriting my earlier blog post....troubleshooting blogs...fun times) Well, I am long overdue in posting this and I apologize. As many of you are aware, I spend about 70% of my time on the road doing international...
  • Ever Feel Like the Dumbest Guy In the Building at a Security Event?

    As you probably already know, my full time job is to travel around the world speaking to execs and IT Pros about the world of information security. Recently, I was invited to speak at the North Carolina Technology Association's Five Pillars of Executive...
  • Why don't we show videos like this anymore?

    For those who attended one of the PDC conferences (2005, I think), you may remember this video. With the Vista/Office 2007/Exchange 2007 launches in full swing (and the fact that I watched Napoleon Dynamite for the umpteenth time earlier this week......