Roger's Security Blog

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

December, 2009

  • Algeria: Conference on Certification (eID)

    When I tweeted last week that I am on my way to Algeria, I got quite some reactions and questions that I shall report how it was. So, let me try to briefly summarize my impressions. I was invited to speak at a conference on certification in Algiers. Well...
  • Microsoft Security Essentials – Coming even closer to you

    Today we were adding 17 additional markets to our Microsoft Security Essentials offering. I am really excited about that as all these markets are in EMEA: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, India, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Romania...
  • Climate: Environmental Atlas of Europe

    This is a pretty interesting approach: During the Copenhagen conference now, United Nations Environment Programme, esa and the European Environment Agency launched a website called the Environmental Atlas of Europe . The goal of this atlas is to give...
  • Summary of Bitlocker Discussions

    Last week there was quite some discussion about “successful attacks” on Bitlocker. Those discussions are often quite interesting for me as they show sometimes that people are looking for one technical solution for all the problems. Bitlocker has a clear...
  • Get Safe Online: Don’t be a Money Mule

    You know, there are people who blog late, there are people who blog very late and then there is me… I actually missed that one even though I was triggered: Mid November there was the Get Safe Online Week 2009 in the UK. Usually they do really good stuff...
  • The New Bing Maps – Freaking Cool!!!

    It has nothing to do with security – I know but it is very, very, very cool!!!! We just released the new Bing Maps explorer ! The first thing you will see is that we integrated Photosynth and Silverlight . So, no tiles anymore when loading a map. It just...
  • “Black Screen of Death” Reports

    Oh, wow – sometimes the power of social media, the blogs and the Internet can backfire. I guess in the meantime you have seen the claims by Prevx that approx. 80 Mio of PCs are affected by the Black Screen of Death problems supposedly caused by our November...
  • Questions to Ask your (Security) Vendor

    You know that I am a big fan of Security Development Lifecycles as we run it internally to build code which is more resilient against attacks. And I recently blogged on Security - A Feature Discussion? Some Thoughts on Google's Chrome OS as I am convinced...