Security Minded - from Kai the Security Guy

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  • Blog Post: Toronto: EnergizeIt: Get Your Geek On!

    This past Saturday I was in Toronto to speak at their annual EnergizeIT event. Let me tell you something: These Canadians know how to throw an event! They had the audience of 1,400+ cheering and screaming during the opening keynote! I've done plenty of events and this was by far one of the best I've...
  • Blog Post: Terribly Remiss in My Forensics Discussions

    I want to take a moment to correct an oversight I made earlier while discussing Windows forensics resources. That error was the failure to mention one of the foremost experts in the field: Harlan Carvey . Harlan's books have provided me a wealth of information in the field of digital forensics. In addition...
  • Blog Post: Forensic Resources...and Travel

    I just wanted to post quickly the resources from our SEC312: Implementing the Fundamental Computer Investigation Guide for Windows from Tech-Ed 2007. Those of you who attended.....THANK YOU! I know a lot of speakers don't listen, heed, or are truly grateful for the feedback you submit...but I truly am...
  • Blog Post: 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 a jacket and sweater. I love it. I have to tell...
  • Blog Post: ALERT: $250,000 Reward

    REDMOND, Wash. — Feb. 12, 2009 — Today, Microsoft Corp. announced a partnership with technology industry leaders and academia to implement a coordinated, global response to the Conficker (aka Downadup) worm. Together with security researchers, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN...
  • Blog Post: Kai Axford is Joining the FBI...

    ...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: 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 cold of Quebec. As the cabbie told me as I drove...
  • Blog Post: Relax....and enjoy the podcast

    Well, this month on TechNet Radio , you're going to get a ton of ME (Me, being Kai...not "Me" as in WindowsME ....which I wouldn't threaten anyone with.) Normally you get to hear the soothing sound of my melodious voice each month as I interview Mark Griesi, who's a Program Manager from the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Tech-Ed 2007: Here we go!!

    Well, it's very late here in Orlando, and like a good speaker I'm still tweaking and adjusting my slides with recent data and working on my demos. I know, I know.... Steve Riley and I are on the same team, and are both going to be speaking at Tech-Ed 2007 this year....but Steve is pretty much has a ...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Australia and TechEd New Zealand 2007: Mission Complete!!

    Well, I'm sitting in the (very nice) Qantas Business Class Lounge here at the Auckland Airport, and I'm happy to report that the two events that were delivered in Australia and New Zealand were a huge success! Both events were sold out, and I can see why. The sessions were really well done and provided...
  • Blog Post: Oh Canada!

    You know you've made it when you land on the Canadian IT Pro User Blog . I just returned from a whirlwind tour of Western Canada where I hit 4 cities in 4 days (Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria) and then had less than 20 hours at home before my next international adventure. I had a great time...
  • Blog Post: 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, talk to execs and IT Pros about information...