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    ...for a terrific presentation at Tech-Ed 2007 in Orlando!! That's right...in conjunction with the Dallas FBI CyberCrime Team, I'm going to be conducting a session based on the new Microsoft Fundamental Computer Investigation Guide for Windows. Here's the session title and abstract: SEC312: How'd they...
  • Blog Post: What do you want for Christmas? New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure?

    Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas! As if you didn’t have enough to worry about with last minute shopping, snow days, etc. this December….now you have some new e-Discovery procedures to worry about. The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), amended in August 2006, went into effect on December...
  • Blog Post: Economic Espionage: Mitigating with Technical Methods

    So we're all technical folks...and we all like to use technical solutions to fix problems. I'm tellin ya, without the proper non-technical controls I mentioned earlier....you're dead in the water. Can't have bacon without eggs and peanut butter without jelly. It's just incomplete. I'm telling you now...
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    This is currently an area I've been focusing on for the past month or so. I've been doing a lot of reading, fact finding, research, etc. around the topic of data leakage that occurs when users are essentially stealing data from within your business. This ties into economic espionage, which is another...
  • Blog Post: Securing the Small Business and Good Bye Tech-Ed 2007 <sniff>

    Well it's over. In the bag. Kaput. Tech-Ed 2007 is finally finished. To be honest, I'm actually pleasantly surprised that so many of you stuck around for the last day. Considering that my session went up against Mark Russinovich's session, I'm glad we got the turn out that we did. Great testament to...
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    The current buzz in the technology industry is all about this idea of Cloud Computing. It goes by many many names but we’ll just stick with this one to eliminate confusion. Sure, it’s a great idea and vendors are talking about “moving your data to the cloud” where someone else can manage your data, provide...
  • Blog Post: So you want to be a computer CSI guy?......

    Well, it's done!! Special Agent Allyn Lynd and I delivered a well-attended (350+.....people were getting turned away due to fire code issues) session on Implementing the Fundamental Computer Investigation Guide for Windows, followed by an podcast interview with Kevin Remde for TechNet Radio . We then...
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    One of the things I do at every CSO Council, is to ask the security executives what their Top 3 issues are. (We learned a long time ago that you can't ask execs to nail it down to a single issue!) These are the top concerns they have around information security, not just Microsoft issues, so the range...
  • Blog Post: 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 pleasant. I never did adjust to the dining schedule...