Roger's Security Blog

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

November, 2009

  • COFEE freely downloadable on the Internet?

    You definitely have heard of COFEE (Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor) which we make freely available to Law Enforcement through Interpol and NW3C. Now, the probably unavoidable happened and the tool leaked to the Internet. There was actually...
  • Talking about Transparency – Windows Azure Dashboard

    This is a nice feature – on this page http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/support/status/servicedashboard.aspx we show the current state of our Azure services. This is the kind of transparency (on the operations’ side) we need. There is much more needed...
  • Why it pays to be secure – Chapter 4 – I want to learn!

    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. Use these Learning Paths to find a range of Microsoft...
  • Power of Knowledge: Security Intelligence Report v7

    It is a good tradition since quite a while that we make the intelligence we have available accessible to the broad public. This will help out customers to protect themselves much better. The Security Intelligence Report (SIR) is built on a unparalleled...
  • Security – A Feature Discussion? Some Thoughts on Google’s Chrome OS

    To be clear upfront: This is not a “Microsoft versus Google” post. I cannot even judge how far Google pushed security with the Chrome OS. But the following article raised quite some questions how we look at security: Inside the Google Chrome OS security...
  • International Collaboration on Policies for Cybersecurity and Data Protection

    Since a few years we are working with the Council of Europe in a partnership to help to drive a Cybersecurity treaty. We realize that a problem a lot of Law Enforcement agencies have is inconsistent legislation which makes is unbelievably hard to catch...
  • Security and Usability

    It is not a new concept: The secure way is only secure if it is the easiest way. I have seen a lot of solutions which are extremely secure – in the eyes of the security people. However, the users find a lot of ways to circumvent the security measures...