Krod's Security and other ramblings...

An ex Microsoft Security Solution Specialist...

Krod's Security and other ramblings...

  • Google bla...

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/01/google_snubs_windows_report/ Did anyone read this article? Strange, Google does not want to use MS Software because of security concerns??? Hmmm... well, IMO, any software can be secure, doesn't matter who the...
  • RTM: Microsoft Forefront Protection Server Management Console (FPSMC) 2010

    Amazing week for Forefront, FPSMC RTM'ed on the 17th December 2010. Check it out here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=31f66155-50f0-4665-adc0-de94da027ed7 Till next time!
  • The 2nd Kuwait ICT Security Forum

    WOW, 2 year and counting... Today I finished a presentation on "The I.T. Security Try Angle" ... weird title, I know, but it was very well recieved and I am very humbled to be asked to present at the event 2 years in a row. I presented on People...
  • Forefront Endpoint Protection Performance

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! First blog post after a month, embarassing, never mind, I will catch up! So I think anyone with experience in FEP realises that the performance stats are very good, from a customer perspective I can definately tell you that I have...
  • Threat Management Gateway, and dumb admins...

    A post from Deb Schinder of ISAServer.org. I could not resist this post, never a truer word spoken, check this out! http://www.isaserver.org/tutorials/Five-Dumb-Things-Admins-Do-with-TMG-Firewall.html Happy reading!
  • Building Cloud Infrastructure with Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1

    Great article about System Center 2012 and whats to come! http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2012/05/03/building-cloud-infrastructure-with-windows-server-2012-and-system-center-2012-sp1.aspx
  • Some little gems...

    Hi All, So sometimes I come aross things that are just to cool, for example: Everything you ever needed for Network Access Protection: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/network/bb545879.aspx Screencasts and Training for new forefront stuff,...
  • Forefront TMG SP1 Released 23 June!

    Hi All! A few fixes, and come awesome, long awaited features were released in TMG SP1 yesterday, including: URL Override setting User based usage and category reporting Check it out here: http://www.isaserver.org/tutorials/Whats-New-Forefront...
  • Tech Ready 11

    Good Day all! Coming to you today from Microsoft Campus in Redmond, so far its been a great week! Spending time with product teams here in Redmond is always a valuable experience... Going to attend MS Tech Ready 11 next week, of course its all NDA...
  • WOW - Tech-Ed Middle East Registrations Open!

    Wow! its been sometime since I posted anything here! Well, there is loads of good news, Microsoft has great representation at GITEX(Biggest IT Expo in the Middle East!) check it out if you are in Dubai, its seriously worth it... www.gitex.com Otherwise...
  • FIM Management Agents from Partners

    Check out this list of FIM Management agents which allow FIM to manage many different aspects of an infrastructure: http://blogs.technet.com/b/identitymanagement/archive/2010/07/17/fim-management-agents-from-partners.aspx
  • UAG SP1 RTM and Secure Desktop Webcast

    Nice one! UAG Service Pack 1 came out recently with a load of long awaited features! I would list them here, but why do that when someone has diligently listed them already? Check this link out: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg295322.aspx...
  • Activating TMG URL Filtering

    I thought I would quickly show you all how to activate TMG URL Filtering, as I have recently had a number of requests on how this is done, so here it is... 1. Start the TMG Console 2. Click Web Access Policy 3. In the right hand pane, click “Configure...
  • RTM: Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010!!!

    After a relatively long beta cycle, which will definately benefit the product, Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 has RTM'ed on the 16th of December 2010! Great news for the Forefront community, check out the product details here: http://www.microsoft...
  • Welcome to Microsoft!

    Well, started at Microsoft on the 27th of January here in Dubai,United Arab Emirates as a Security Solutions Specialist. Coming from South Africa, what a change! But so far this has been a great experience for me and my wife. One of the things I have...
  • Kuwait ICT Security Forum 2009

    Hi All, Well, its been a great February in Dubai and March is going to be even better! I have been invited to talk at the Kuwait ICT Security Summit in May, so I thought I would share that with everyone, come and see my presentation, its going to...
  • Perception or Reality?

    So I am sitting in my hotel room in Bahrain, watching CNN discussing the 'new economy' again! The discussion was over wether or not we are on our way out of this financial crisis, and what are peoples perceptions on this topic, are we ahead of the curve...
  • Conficker. Beaten.

    So, as in my last post, it states that environments should be managed correctly to beat the conficker threat... Well, that seems to have been what happened in my part of the world, no April 1st disasters that I have heard of so far, which is a good...
  • A few Gems for today...

    Ok, so it is the weekend in Dubai, and I am very excited about the Red Bull Air Race to be held in Abu Dhabi tomorrow, yes, I am definately going 40C or not :) So back to business, firstly, for anyone who is on that old school bus of Microsoft having...
  • Kuwait ICT Summit Review

    Good Saturday Everyone! Well, what an experience in Kuwait! Attending the Kuwait ICT Security Summit in the hull of the Al-Hashemi II was the most amazing experience! I have presented in a number of locations around the world! But to present from the...
  • Steve Riley leaves Microsoft

    A truly sad day for Microsoft and for Steve, its a shame that his position was one of those which has recieved the order of the new economy. A statistic, and a very unfortunate commonality these days which we all may face no matter who we work with or...
  • Long time, no blog...

    Atfernoon all! Wow! Long time since I posted anything on here, I feel as though the months have passed in seconds! Its been a great few months at Microsoft, and the security arena is getting more and more exciting! We are tittering on the edge of...
  • Yes, of course Forefront Rocks!

    So, here is an independant article which one should read. I believe in the products that I deal with, and it seems that independent research has proved the same.... Symantec, 11 others, fail Virus Bulletin's August 2009 test
  • Forefont TMG, the change has come!

    Hi Everyone! As usual, long time no blog! Been pretty busy attending training on all the new Forefront products, amongst other business related stuff! But great news, Forefront Threat Management Gateway has been released to RTM! This product is going...
  • Two quick things

    Firstly and most importantly! UAG has gone to RTM!!! take a peek at http://www.microsoft.com/uag to see whats in store and download the eval! Otherwise, I have created a Facebook page for the purposes of distributing information to people in the...