Roger's Security Blog

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

June, 2008

  • Improvement in Incident Response: ICASI launched

    At FIRST in Vancouver the formation of the Industry Consortium for Advancement of Security on the Internet (ICASI) was announced (I love abbreviations J ). This consortium addresses in my opinion an important challenge of today's incident response which...
  • Hyper-V is {Here}

    We just released Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V to manufacturing. You can find more information on our Virtualization Page Roger
  • Deploying Forefront Client Security at Microsoft

    A question I often get is "How does Microsoft solve the problem x in their IT?" (e.g. How does Microsoft do Patch Management). These questions are usually directed towards MSIT (Microsoft IT as we call it) and not towards Microsoft as a vendor. I guess...
  • New Information on SQL Injection Attacks

    I just wanted to make sure that you have seen the Advisory ( Rise in SQL Injection Attacks Exploiting Unverified User Data Input ) where we added some additional information. This is especially important as we did not "only" publish guidance but tools...
  • Links to Microsoft Security Pages

    Our Chief Security Advisor in Italy spent quite some time to collect a list of web-pages and blogs with regards to Microsoft and Security. If you are looking for something, go there and find it J http://blogs.technet.com/feliciano_intini/pages/microsoft...
  • Bitlocker™ completes FIPS 104-2 Certification

    I am very proud for the product team to tell you that Windows Vista Bitlocker™ completes FIPS 140-2 certification. If you are interested, you find the according certificate here . Roger
  • Issue deploying updates with SCCM 2007

    There seems to be some problems deploying the latest security updates with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to SMS 2003 Agents. If you have any challenges with that or need more information, please see the just published advisory System Center...
  • Money talks in Security – Does it?

    Often, when I talk to security people, they are telling me that if they would have more budget and money available, the problem would be much lower. Now, I have been in Qatar last week, one of the richest countries in my region. If you look at the GDP...
  • Server Core in our Security Bulletins

    A question that was often raised after the launch of Windows Server 2008 was about Server Core and our Security Bulletins: How do you know whether a Server Core installation needs updating as well? We just added a statement to our Security Bulletins this...
  • Are we talking about the right things?

    I am in Qatar at the moment at the Doha Information Security Conference. They actually have a very interesting setup as they only have very short presentations (about 5-10 minutes) of approx. 2 people and from there on they are working with a panel discussion...
  • Security Compliance Management – Solution Accelerator Available

    I wrote about it as we released the Beta. Now, the Solution Accelerator for Security Compliance Management is live and available. It is definitely worth looking at it: Security Compliance Management . Just to quote from the webpage: In today's IT...
  • The Emancipation of Hackers

    In the world of Chinese Hackers there seems to be a group especially for female hackers. I just read this post: Chinese Female Hacker Group which show a pretty high growth rate of women joining: The website for the China Girl Security Team was registered...
  • On-Premise vs. On-Demand (or SaaS) – A Quocirca Report

    I was made aware of a pretty good report on Software as a Service Quocirca did in collaboration with Microsoft. It is not the kind of "new, what you never heard before"-thing but I personally think that it is a good investment of time to get an overview...
  • Windows Server 2008 PKI and Certificate Security

    Fresh out of press (ok, it is out since beginning of April but I just saw it now): Brian Komar, the well-known author of several PKI books on Windows Server just released a new book called Windows Server 2008 PKI and Certificate Security . If you are...
  • Service Oriented Architecture and the Security Implications

    I was just posting on SOA and the Security Implications of it from a CIO/CSO perspective on my other blog. If you are interested, here is the link Roger
  • The “successful” attack on Cardspace

    I guess you read it as it was pretty wide-spread in the press in the last few days: On the Insecurity of Microsoft's Identity Metasystem CardSpace . Well, is there any official Microsoft reaction to it? No, not yet and if you look a little bit more...