Roger's Security Blog

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

July, 2010

  • Microsoft and Adobe: Collaboration Against Threats

    You know my opinion on collaboration between countries, on public-private-partnerships as well as on collaboration between companies. Since quite a while we run a program called MAPP – the Microsoft Active Protections Program , where we share...
  • How to Deal With Vulnerabilities

    This is always a fairly emotional theme. What is better to protect the ecosystem? Public or private disclosure? Should somebody paying for vulnerabilities or not? Is a vulnerability auction ethical or not? I know that there are numerous views on that...
  • Chief Security Advisor in Sweden: Magnus is back

    After my overall announcement that we grow the community in Off to See the World , and Stuart Aston joining as the CSA in the UK, it is a great pleasure to see Magnus Lindkvist coming back. Magnus was the CSA in Sweden a few years back and accepted the...
  • A new Chief Security Advisor in the UK

    As you have seen in my post Off to see the World , we are hiring Chief Security Advisors all over the place. The first one was announced last week: Stuart Aston was announced to take over the Chief Security Advisor in the UK. Have a good start! Roger
  • Secunia: Apple makes the most vulnerable software in the market today

    And everybody tells me how secure they are….. So,according to this article Secunia: Apple makes the most vulnerable software in the market today, apple hast most vulns, then Oracle and then us (and then the rest). And you know, the interesting thing is...
  • Doing the right thing on ID management isn't enough...

    Even though it might be obvious, compliance is not only about protecting data but identities as well – and more. Jon Collins, Freeform Dynamics, whom I value high, wrote a good article: Doing the right thing on ID management isn't enough... – you should...
  • US Cybersecurity Research!

    The Department of Homeland Security published a report on A Roadmap for Cybersecurity Research , I was definitely impressed! All the themes, which are important to me are in their list : Scalable trustworthy systems (including system architectures and...
  • Blocking Social Networks? Think Again…

    You know that I am not a big fan of blocking social networks within enterprises for different reasons. I just read an article on this subject based on a study by Trend Micro. One of the conclusions in the article is: Trying to just prevent users accessing...
  • Support for Windows XP SP2 ends today!

    I just wanted to remind you: The support for Windows XP SP2 ends today. I hope that this does not catch you by surprise. If you need all the information about which kind of support ends when for which product, please consult out Lifecycle page. If you...
  • Off to See the World

    If you follow my blog you saw recently that there are two themes constantly popping up: One is everything about a government’s Cybersecurity Agenda (or the lack thereof) and the second one is the Cloud. Let me briefly line them out: When I talk to governments...
  • Make Your Influence Positive–Great TV Commercial

    It really made me think… Roger
  • Cloud Computing: Benefits and Risks of Moving Federal IT into the Cloud

    July 1st, Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President Trustworthy Computing was testifying at a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Basically the hearing was on the benefits and risk of Cloud adoption for the US government....
  • Microsoft By Numbers

    If you have not seen these numbers, they are very impressive: Microsoft by the numbers . One of the most impressive figure in there is that we sold 150,000,000 Windows 7 licenses since the launch. Well, this figure by itself does not really impress you...
  • Attacks on the Windows Help and Support Center Vulnerability (CVE-2010-1885)

    I blogged about the vulnerability which was publically disclosed by a researcher working for Google earlier this month . In the meantime the attacks started to increase. I think that it would be important for you to look at what is going on. There is...