Roger's Security Blog

As Chief Security Advisor of Microsoft EMEA - lets share interesting security information

January, 2007

  • Security vs. Concenience - A look at Windows Vista

    With 4 days to go until Windows Vista General Availability launch, Jim Alchin wrote a pretty interesting (and very long) blog post with regards to security vs. convenience at the example of Windows Vista. Look at it yourself: http://windowsvistablog...
  • Do we have to move away from SHA-1 immediately

    Sometimes it is interesting how certain themes keep popping up again and again. But let's start at the beginning: For example in the field of public key cryptography we make use of so-called hash functions. A hash function is a function which turns...
  • Security Awareness Videos

    Check this out: http://www.educause.edu/content.asp?page_id=7103&bhcp=1 This is a Security Awareness Video contest and there are some cool, freaky videos. Some of them just use analogies that are interesting Roger
  • It's time to start

    Well, it is time to open this blog: Starting from February 1st, I will take over the position as a Chief Security Advisor for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. During the last five years, I was holding the same position locally in Switzerland, now moving...
  • Terrorism and the Internet

    Since a long time (at least 9/11) there is a lot of discussion about the way terrorists use/will use the Internet, It is clear that the Internet is used for publicity and communication. There are experts saying that the Internet itself will not be...
  • Data Retention for ISPs

    As you probably know, I am based in Switzerland. Since quite some time, Swiss ISPs are mandated to retain their IP-logs for a few months in order to support Law Enforcement. It seems that the US is now going down this road as well and it will be interesting...