Microsoft Security Blog

The official Microsoft blog for discussing industry and Microsoft security topics.

February, 2011

  • Security Week in Review: February 25, 2011

    Well, this week was pretty lean compared to the plethora of Security topics written last week during RSA.  Still, I was able to find a few nuggets that are interesting or noteworthy.  I am continuing to see the trends that have emerged recently with respect to Cyber threat and stronger government involvement in driving the future security of the Internet. Trending Security News Cyber threat.  As we’ve been promoting for the past year via the Rethinking the Cyber Threat paper, not everything...
  • Security Week in Review: February 18, 2011

    Jeff here, bringing you a bit of overview and analysis of the trending security news from this week and links to some blogs, papers and media that you might have missed, but shouldn’t.  Lots of grist for the mill this week because of RSA Conference 2011 . Trending Security News Collective Defense and Internet Health.  Microsoft’s call for industry, government and individuals to work together to get ahead of the curve on Cyber Security got a lot of good discussion this week – see article...
  • Security Blogger Meetup 2011 : “Security Thought Leaders” in the Spirit of Chris Eng

    I went to the Security Blogger Meetup this week at RSA and met up with a lot of friends and colleagues that I haven’t seen in a while. Alan Shimel made a point that a lot of the “old” bloggers weren’t writing as often as they had in the past, but luckily a lot of new ones with great content were emerging – there were over 100 attendees at this years meetup, which was pretty impressive. That is obviously a lot of blogs to read each week, but if you want to filter it down...
  • Battling the ZBot Threat

    The Security Intelligence Report team at Microsoft released a new special edition report called “Battling the ZBot Threat.” Win32/Zbot is a family of password-stealing trojans that contain backdoor functionality which allows attackers to control infected computers remotely through illicit networks called botnets. The Win32/Zbot family warranted a close examination because of evidence that its presence on the World Wide Web was increasing. This family of botnets first drew attention in press and media...
  • Changes Coming to blogs.technet.com/security

    I wanted to give everyone a heads-up on some changes that will be happening to my blog in the coming weeks.  As my role and responsibility has changed in the organization, I haven’t had as much time to do research and write as I did in the past.  Additionally, my team has been working on aligning our digital and social media tools (e.g. twitter, blogs, web sites), and the idea of having a Blog site to cover all things about Microsoft Security is a natural part of that.  Finally, having...