Roger's Security Blog

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

June, 2011

  • Ten Immutable Laws Of Security (Version 2.0)

    You might have known the 10 Immutable Laws Of Security since quite a while. It is kind of the “collected non-technical wisdom” of what we see in security respeonse being it in Microsoft Security Response Center or in our Security Product Support. There...
  • Who cares where your data is?

    Wow, I guess the reason for you clicking on the link is this statement – right? Well, “unfortunately” I cannot claim ownership of it. It was made by a Google representative during an interview in Australia: Google: Who cares where your data is? To me...
  • Security Considerations in a Private Cloud

    I am talking a lot about Cloud Security. There are a few observations I made: Even though a lot of people are talking about the Cloud, there is still not too much knowledge about it. What is a private Cloud versus a public Cloud? What is Infrastructure...
  • Windows Lifecycle and Support

    One of the things which surprises me often, when talking to customers is, that they do not know, when certain (key) products run out of support – and therefore no security updates will be shipped. You should include the following dates in your plans:...
  • How Microsoft Uses File Classification Infrastructure

    Quite a while ago, I blogged about the File Classification Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008 R2: File Classification Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008 R2 File Classification Infrastructure:More content In my opinion, this is an interesting tool...
  • The Risks of Consumerization of IT

    We often talk about consumerization of IT. The advantages are huge – and so are the risks. The key challenge is, that we increasingly started to rely on devices built for consumers to safeguard our company’s – or even worse our country's – secrets. Consumerization...
  • Does the business really hate IT?

    Back at the times of outsourcing, there was real tension between IT and the business. Internal IT had the “comfortable” position of having a monopoly: The business used the internal IT and basically just had to pay the bill. Then times came, where the...
  • Internet Personalization–and How I Never Looked at It…

    This is actually a great speech but very, very, very scary: and the scariest part is that I never looked at it that way but he is right Roger