Security Minded - from Kai the Security Guy

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

March, 2007

  • Dixie

    So many of you who have actually met me, or seen me speak, know that while I don't have any children....but I do have yellow lab pup named Dixie. Now Dixie is just about 14 months old, and as you can guess, is extremely energetic.. She's also pretty darn...
  • Chilean Adventures

    Well, I spent the last two days in Chile and it was absolutely amazing! My experience with Latin America to date has been a 30-day stay in a Panamanian jungle during my Army Ranger days, and a short vacation in Cozumel. Neither of these were extremely...
  • Live from Santiago, Chile

    "Buenos dias! Me llamo Senor Axford. ¿Habla usted inglés?" So far, this seems to sum up my travel adventure to Santiago, Chile (as well as the extent of my Spanish language skills). As many of you know, this is pretty much what I do: Fly to faraway places...
  • No breaks for the weary! I'm off to London!!

    So less than 2 days after returning to Dallas from South America, I jetted off to London, England. I'm here to assist in the delivery of some more Chief Security Officer events with the Microsoft UK office. It took about 10 hours to get here, but I made...
  • Busy Busy Buenos Aires

    Hello Microsoft Argentina! I arrived in country at about Noon and had a meeting at 1:00 PM. I'm here working with Pablo Anslemo and his security team. Pable only has me for 1.5 days, so he's doing a great job in getting me in front of as many customers...
  • Double Standards

    It's always funny to me how Microsoft gets treated differently than other software vendors. Sure, we own a large marketshare, and of course, it's always fun to "pile on" the market leader (everyone loves the underdog). But I'm not seeing alot of info...
  • Here we go again....

    Again, please correct me if this recent report seems to be a bit self-serving. The jist of this report is saying, " Yeah...Vista is good...but it's not perfect....what would make it perfect is the use of some 3rd party security stuff...umm...like our...
  • This is laughable.

    Okay, I don't apparently need to hunt for any security topic. They just find me. There is one company (and CEO) that just continue to amaze with their statements. Does anyone take this guy seriously? Yes, it's Symantec again. Today at the CeBIT conference...
  • Off to Buenos Aires!

    It's a bad thing when the first thing you think of when you're flying through the Andes is that movie Alive! about the soccer team. (I hope I brought along enough Clif bars to nourish the survivors in a "worst case scenario"). ...but I digress. It's like...