Roger's Security Blog

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

October, 2010

  • Internet on Mount Everest

    I already have a problem the way tourism develops on Mount Everest (definitely understanding that some people in the region can make money and a living of it) but now you can even get fast Internet on the base camp: Peak signal: 3G cell service comes...
  • The Botnet Superhighway

    An interesting analysis by the Malware Protection Center: The Botnet Superhighway Roger
  • Windows Phone 7 Reviews

    I just got a mail that my Windows Phone 7 is ready for pick-up. Unfortunately I am in Redmond at the moment and my Windows Phone 7 is in Switzerland. The poor device will have to wait for me for another week (or is it the other way around – poor Roger...
  • Ray Ozzie’s Blog is Back

    As I am still oof, another short one: Ray Ozzie’s blog is back: http://ozzie.net/ Ray is definitely one of the driving persons behind our overall vision and architecture. So, it is worth keeping him on your RSS feed. Roger
  • When Identity Theft and Privacy Meet

    It is always bad, if comics have a significant portion of truth: and then and finally hmm…. too much truth for me to cope with Roger
  • Security Intelligence Report v9 is online

    Usually I blog intensively on the release of the Security Intelligence Report. However, this time I am out of office and have just little time to give you insight. We spent a lot of work to make it more comprehensive and give you a more stable view over...
  • Security in Switzerland

    I am preparing the worldwide Chief Security Advisor meeting in Seattle, which takes place soon. I am doing at in the Swiss Alps. Isn’t fall in the Alps great? That’s the power of home office Roger
  • Stuxnet talks – do we listen?

    Stuxnet is a severe threat – that’s something we know for sure. But if we look at it – what do we really know? What can we learn? Let’s start from the beginning. As soon as Stuxnet hit the news, it was interesting to see, what was happening. There was...
  • Can cloud security ever work?

    An interesting question, posed by V3.co.uk: Can cloud security ever work? – How relevant is the question by itself? When computers and especially personal computers were introduced, people asked as well whether the security on a PC will ever work – the...
  • Responsibility of ISPs for the ecosystem?

    If you like Scott Chaney's suggestion he made at ISSE this week called Collective Defense - Applying Public Health Models to the Internet he raised very good points about the different roles the participants in the Internet Health Ecosystem have to play...
  • UNHCR and Microsoft to help refugees

    No, this is not yet another announcement – this is a picture of today’s reality. UNHCR just published a website called Protecting and Empowering Refugees , where the results of the partnership between the UNHCR and Microsoft is shown in a pretty impressive...
  • Is the online world more dangerous?

    I often hear statements that the risk of losing your identity or being a victim of fraud is much higher online than offline. From my point of view it is more about the feelings of the consumer: In the real world, we know the risks – at least we learned...
  • The Worldwide Team is Complete

    I started with Off to See the World , where I announced that we grow the community. And then I had the pleasure to tell you the we have a new Chief Security Advisor for EMEA – Monika Josi. Now, my team is complete – at least on time zone level: It is...
  • “Freedom of speech” does not mean you can say everything!

    Sometimes I feel that people think the Internet is a room, where the laws of our society do not apply anymore… I read an article this morning on Swiss news called Drei Monate Haft für Beleidigungen auf Facebook – and here is an English version of it:...
  • One year free anti-malware and what we learned

    An year ago we launched Microsoft Security Essentials . I remember the day as I was looking at the Twitter stream to see the overall reactions and they were simply great! Further on, when I travelled, the main complaint I heard in some countries was:...