February, 2005

  • Bill Gates Keynote: Internet Explorer 7.0!

    Bill Gates Keynote: Internet Explorer 7.0! I am absolutely ecstatic to repeat Bill Gates’ announcement this morning at RSA that there will indeed be an Internet Explorer 7.0! The Internet Explorer team is a great bunch of people who've been watching the interest in new functionality and security intently. Internet Explorer is one of the most popular Windows components for customers, and due to its high level of interoporability it's been a challenge for us security wise. That's why...
  • Kevin Kean, Director with the MSRC

    Kevin Kean, Director with the MSRC My first impression of RSA this year is - wow RSA has really grown! The scale reminds me of some of the networking shows a few years ago. This morning a huge number of people were signing up for the full conference. For anyone familiar with the Moscone center in San Francisco – think 10 or so lines of pre-registered attendees stretching all the way from the doors down the stairs. I took a quick walk through the convention floor too, and the scale...
  • Stephen Toulouse, Security Program Manager with the MSRC

    Stephen Toulouse, Security Program Manager with the MSRC My introduction to security response was the Slammer attack. I’d been on the MSRC team for all of a month, and suddenly this attack on SQL servers appears, even impacting the Internet! I had just moved up to Seattle and was trying to sell my old house, buy a new house, and move all my belongings up here. Suddenly I’m in the middle of a room with a bunch of Vice Presidents and some very smart security people, working non-stop...
  • Simon Conant, Security Program Manager with the MSRC

    Simon Conant, Security Program Manager with the MSRC As the newest member of the team, I flew into Redmond on the Sunday before February's "Update Tuesday" (i.e. the release of Microsoft's February security updates). Although originally from New Zealand, I'm moving right now from Germany, where for the past few years I have worked for Microsoft's Product Support Service, looking after Security Program Management for Europe, Middle East and Africa. I'll be bringing with me time in Microsoft...
  • Meet Debby Fry Wilson, Director with the MSRC

    Meet Debby Fry Wilson, Director with the MSRC As Director of the Security Response Center within the Microsoft Security Business and Technology Unit, I’m really pleased that the MSRC is able to participate in this year’s RSA. Indeed, a year ago, our team didn't travel to RSA because we were deep in midst of implementing process changes improvements post-Blaster – and still refining our management plans, processes and skills in the face of several security incidents last year. Thus...
  • Welcome to the MSRC at RSA

    Welcome to the MSRC at RSA Thanks for checking out the Microsoft Security Response Center blog from RSA. While it's not quite RSA yet, we wanted to take the opportunity to welcome you all and give you a little insight into what you can expect to see on the MSRC blog as we head into RSA. First, we'd like to take this opportunity to introduce the members of the MSRC that will be heading down to RSA this year and who will be contributing to this blog: Debby Fry Wilson , Director...