Roger's Security Blog

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

October, 2007

  • RSA Europe: Are you ready for security and privacy?

    Do you remember? In January 2002, Bill Gates sent a famous mail to all the Microsoft employees and announced Trustworthy Computing . Since then it became part of our DNA. The interesting thing to me is, that the four pillars of TwC remained the same ...
  • Anti-Phishing-Training

    Wow! Ever thought that you are a phishing-expert? Ever tried to train your users? Carnegie Mellon University developed a game which trains you or tests your knowledge (where ever you are). I like it: http://cups.cs.cmu.edu/antiphishing_phil/ Roger
  • Windows Cardspace – the sleeping beauty

    One of the problems I often see with some of our products is that they actually have some great features but not enough people know about them. Sometimes I am meeting a customer and he or she is telling me that they are just running an evaluation for...
  • Security Intelligence Report v3 is Live!

    I hope you read my yesterday's blog on the RSA story (if not, it is here ). I mentioned the Security Intelligence Report there. SIR is actually live in its third version, covering what we saw January to June 2007. Let me point out some "highlights...
  • Microsoft has the shortest Security Update Development cycle

    Have you had a look at Symantec's latest Threat Report? It can be found here: http://www.symantec.com/content/de/de/about/downloads/PressCenter/ISTRXII_Main.pdf I briefly read through it and one statement caught my eye: Page 54: Of the five operating...
  • Are you ready for Unified Communications?

    Today, Bill Gates sent out a mail to roughly 300'000 subscribers of the Executive Mail . This time he does a recap of his Unified Messaging mail which he sent out in 2006 and gives an overview of the advances we had since then. To name just a few: Office...
  • Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation

    There is an interview on MSNBC with Bill where the readers could actually send the questions. It is all about their foundation and pretty impressive to read: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21212128/site/newsweek/ Roger
  • Analysis of the cyber-capabilities of AlQaeda

    I blogged already several times about Cyber-Terrorism. I think it is important to try to keep the pulse of these developments and to understand what the terrorists are capable of doing. There is an article about a recent event, where somebody tried to...
  • Fighting Spam Internationally

    There are different ways how to deal with Spam. One is, to eat it (yes, I know it is an old joke but I still like it…) – see the " official SPAM website " J If it comes down to e-mail SPAM, the problem is different: Most of the ISPs today are using...
  • Defend the Flag Workshop at Deepsec

    There is a cool workshop at Deepsec in Vienna mid of November, which is called "Defend the Flag". The idea is that you will be trained for a day and during the second day, you have to configure your systems and they will be attacked. The one that holds...
  • The Complexity of the “Spyware Landscape”

    A pretty interesting article on Spyware (and a lot of other "beasts"): The Increasing Complexity of the New Spyware Landscape Roger