Roger's Security Blog

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

August, 2010

  • The Importance of Application Security

    I think I told the story thousands of time and everybody knows it but I will do it the 1001 st time now . When I joined Microsoft and became what is the Chief Security Advisor for Switzerland today, we had an airlift for Windows Server 2003. The Product...
  • The Future of Cybercrime

    If you do not know this blog, it is definitely worth looking at it from time to time: Paleo-Future . There I found a prediction on cybercrime dated 1981: It describes the impact of computers in the “future” – say today. If you click on the picture, you...
  • Am I Too Paranoid?

    Sometimes I wonder whether I am too paranoid. I just got a call, which went like that: Caller: “ Hello, we are doing a health insurance survey and have just three questions for you, would you mind to join in? Just 20 seconds. We do it for Health Insurance...
  • Do We Really Want Privacy?

    I really love reading Kim Cameron’s Identity Weblog . Fairly often it is thought provoking… He recently wrote about his experience with the new iPhone privacy policy: Apple giving out your iPhone fingerprints and location . He was one (probably of the...
  • Are We Losing the Fight Against Cybercrime?

    It is an interesting and difficult question. What can we do to really be able to stay on top? Or shall we give up? Well, clearly, I do not think so. I read this article today, which really made me think: Black Hats are Winning, Symantec Says –...
  • E-Mail–The Low Hanging Fruit for the Cloud?

    I am convinced that there are workloads that can and should be moved to the Cloud: For security reasons as well as for economical reasons. E-Mail might well be the first one of them. There is a good post on that: Editor's Note: Email, the Lowest-Hanging...
  • The Risk of Blogging

    Steve Ballmer was once asked by a journalist whether and why he allows blogging by Microsoft employees, without any approval process. His answer was that he lets Microsoft employees talk to customers without approval process as well (at least that’s the...
  • Assessing the risk of the August security updates

    This month it is pretty important to read the Security Research and Defense blog post: Assessing the risk of the August security updates It might help you to get an overview on the biggest release ever Roger
  • Blocking Social Media Sites–a False Sense of Security?

    I blogged often about it: Blocking certain websites today can fire back in different ways. The CIO published an article called Workarounds: 5 Ways Employees Try to Access Restricted Sites – and they say: "Some workarounds can be dangerous because...
  • Success against Cybercrime

    I just read this article E-crime unit arrests suspected phishing gang , which shows that we are making progress in fighting cybercrime. Very good news Roger