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  • Blog Post: Trust in Computing Research: Overview

    This week, we will be releasing three installments of our new “Trust in Computing” research study. In late 2012, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing commissioned comScore to conduct a survey to help uncover current attitudes and perceptions related to security and privacy. This research explores...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s Free Security Tools – banned.h

    This article in our series focused on Microsoft’s free security tools is on the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) banned.h header file . This is an important tool for developers who are trying to minimize the number of security vulnerabilities that exist in the C or C++ code they write. It’s...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s Free Security Tools - Attack Surface Analyzer

    In this second article in my series focused on Microsoft’s free security tools, I’d like to introduce you to the Attack Surface Analyzer version 1.0. Back in January of 2011 the Security Development Lifecycle team released a beta version of the Attack Surface Analyzer and today they announced...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s Free Security Tools – Windows Defender Offline

    This article in our series focused on Microsoft’s free security tools is on a tool called Windows Defender Offline . Windows Defender Offline is a standalone software application that is designed to help detect malicious and other potentially unwanted software, including rootkits that try to install...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s Free Security Tools - Series Introduction

    Tools are designed to make IT Professionals’ and Developers’ lives easier. A good tool can save a lot of work and time for those people responsible for developing and managing software. I thought I’d write a series of articles dedicated to highlighting some of the most useful free security...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s Free Security Tools - Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit

    This article in our series focused on Microsoft’s free security tools is on the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET). EMET is a very popular security tool among the CISOs and security professionals I talk to because it helps them manage security mitigations for applications running in...