Roger's Security Blog

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

November, 2008

  • Security – One of The Key Reasons to Migrate to Windows Vista (part 1)

    The value of Windows Vista is often questioned. There are a lot of customers who still think that there might be nor reason to migrate to Windows Vista. I will publish two blog posts giving you some views on the security of our latest operating system...
  • Security – One of the Key Reasons to Migrate to Windows Vista (part 2)

    In my last post , I briefly touched on different features of Windows Vista, which I think are important with regards to the view on Windows XP vs. Windows Vista. Let’s take a different approach now: I recently was on a panel in Eastern Europe where I...
  • The Next Version of ISA Server (“live” from TechEd EMEA)

    If is once again one of these posts with the start like “I am just sitting in a session…”. Actually I had some time today to visit sessions and look into some things I have never seen. We often have discussions around the future of our products and what...
  • Cyber Advice for the Next President

    As we all know, next week the new President of the United States will be elected. Behind the scenes a lot of teams are preparing the transition from President Bush to the new president. It seems now that a commission is getting ready to advise on cybersecurity...
  • Lottery Scams – One of the Biggest Threat to End Users

    I just want to tell you that I will retire. Yes, sure! I just won twice in a lottery. I just have to make sure that all the taxes and insurance policies are paid… You know them as well, don’t you? The mails you get to tell you that you won in a lottery...
  • Live from the TechEd EMEA Keynote

    I did this already last year and will do it again just now: I am sitting in the keynote of TechEd EMEA and just wanted to make sure you get all the security-related (and just cool) announcements of the keynote as “real-time” as possible. In addition I...
  • Security Intelligence Report v5 Live!

    As you are probably used from us, we are issuing our Security Intelligence Report twice an year. It is by far the most comprehensive report across the industry. This report helps us to understand the threat landscape and will help you to do the same as...
  • How Spam Filters work

    Just a short one: I think I had to feed that into the requirements list for our Exchange team: Roger
  • MS08-067 – ACT NOW!

    I blogged today about the work outbreak. We are seeing an increasing number of critical support calls because of customers being infected by the worm attacking the vulnerability fixed in MS08-067. Let me be even clearer than before: The update is out...
  • Security Risks in the Supply Chain?

    At the moment I am travelling through the Gulf in order to launch the Security Intelligence Report v5 with local data. During one of the discussions today, a question was raised which I was thinking about quite some while (but – honestly - do not have...
  • Attacks on MS08-067

    As we were pushing on our Out-of-Band release earlier this month we tried to make you understand that immediate deployment is needed as the vulnerability is high risk. Otherwise we would not have gone out of band… Interestingly enough, we have not...
  • Get Safe Online – This Week

    We see this concept all over Europe: There are National Security Awareness Days (or how ever they are called) in a lot of European countries. During these events, the industry (from software to banking to government to …) gets together to raise awareness...
  • Safe Social Networking

    I am often asked by a lot of people what my view is on the social networks like Facebook and what I think about it. Well, the most important points first: I am using social networks myself as I like them to keep an eye on people I might lose otherwise...