Roger's Security Blog

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

August, 2009

  • Why Windows 7 XP Mode makes sense from a security perspective

    I have to admit: When I first learned about Windows 7 XP Mode I was quite surprised. How can we actually ship an XP Virtual Machine with Windows 7? Well, then I started to think (no, it did not hurt too much)… But before I share my findings with you,...
  • Windows 7 XP Mode - Sophos error: facts not found

    Well, the title is not completely from me – I just quoted another blog post. I wrote recently on Why Windows 7 XP Mode makes sense from a security perspective and was even quoted on the register. The “funny” thing was the history of that blog: I was readying...
  • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Role EAL 4+ certified by BSI

    That’s new: We have Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Common Criteria EAL 4+ certified. The new thing is that we certified it in Germany by the BSI (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik). You can find the report here: https://www.bsi.bund.de...
  • Blaster’s Birthday

    I guess you remember the day back in 2003: I was actually on vacation when I was called in back to the Microsoft offices as we had some strange things going on… It was the day of the Blaster breakout. The first time I personally had to deal with a very...
  • Onion News: The Future of Privacy – the Google Opt-Out Village

    Not really serious – just fun (or isn’t it??): Roger
  • Monitoring – a Key Activity to a Trustworthy Infrastructure?

    As you might have read, I recently blogged about my infrastructure and the future of a platform towards a better management of compliance. I wrote about Deploying PKI Time Sync on Virtual DCs Patch Management, a key step towards compliance...
  • Why it pays to be secure – Chapter 1 – Data Breaches

    Our EMEA Security Program Manager, Henk van Roest, started this series internally and with his consent I am publishing it here in my blog as I think it contains a lot of great information for you to use. Returning to the theme of deploying security updates...
  • The Future of the Internet in 2020

    This is a pretty interesting survey: Future of the Internet III: How the Experts See It Here are the key findings: The mobile device will be the primary connection tool to the internet for most people in the world in 2020. The transparency of people and...
  • The Microsoft Security Update Guide

    I know that these news are not new but I was away when we announced it and to me it is important enough to take it up afterwards. Over the last few months we worked on a document explaining everything which is going on around an Update Tuesday. So, what...
  • Internet Explorer 8 best to protect customer

    NSSLabs just recently published a study on browser security with regards to Phising and Malware protection, which we comissioned. To take it upfront: The whole methodology is transperent and therefore rather than challenging the results, let’s learn from...
  • Legal Risks of the Cloud

    I just stumbled across an interesting blog post named Legal Implications of Cloud Computing . I am not a lawyer and therefore unable to judge the details but overall it gives a good view of the risks and challenges. Roger
  • Why it pays to be secure - Introduction

    Henk van Roest, our EMEA Security Program Manager is running a pretty successful internal blog. Before summer vacation he started a series called “Why it pays to be secure” which I think has some great information in it. I asked him then to go public...