@securityjones blog

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@securityjones blog

  • Belated Farewell to My Yahoo! Home Page

    Today, I’m bidding a belated farewell to my Yahoo! home page (my.yahoo.com), which has been my browser home page for over 16 years. I say belated because I really haven’t visited it much since Yahoo! forced the new my.yahoo.com home page format on me and reduced the key capabilities I’d been using for so long. Though I tried other home pages over the years, I always came back because my.yahoo, you were the best at giving me what I wanted in a home page … but I have to face...
  • FIFA for Beginners (John Oliver)

    My whole family has been looking forward to the World Cup this year, but I can admit that even with my late-found appreciation for soccer, I’ve remained a bit fuzzy on the big international soccer leagues and how the whole World Cup thing works. Hopefully, you will appreciate this video as fully as I did Thanks to John Oliver for making this excellent, funny (but sad) FIFA video to help us Americans better understand the inner workings of FIFA and the impact they are having on Brazil...
  • Sci-fi & Fantasy reading list - May 2014

    I love to read science fiction & fantasy novels and the past several years have been fantastic as the industry and I have both shifted to ebook readers. I always appreciate a good book recommendation, so perhaps other readers will be interested in what I've read and I what I liked. As a caveat, enjoying the story is my highest order value, above complicated, nuanced storytelling or even the mechanics of writing. If I am entertained and pulled into the story, I can easily overlook a few...
  • Sites I Like : Little Girls are Better at Designing Superheroes than You

    [UPDATE: The site name is: http://bettersupes.tumblr.com/ , I forgot that when I posted.] Came upon this site that I want to share with you, where the artist has an ongoing project of described on the site as “This is a mini art project where I draw superheroes based on the costumes worn by little girls. “ My favorite is the villain to the left, inspired by this photo to the right here. There are several pictures and related images, all of them worth a peek. Here is one more: The artist, @eyeburst...
  • RSA Conference 2014 : Thursday

    One of the best things about the RSA Conference is the incredible exchange of ideas that takes place, and this year was no exception. Clearly, government surveillance was on the minds of many attendees, and the intersection of security and privacy issues was a prominent theme in many presentations, include the keynote address from Trustworthy Computing Corporate Vice President Scott Charney. But the discussions ranged much farther and wider. In the sessions and breakouts, and on the expo floor...
  • RSA Conference 2014 : Wednesday

    Today at the RSA Conference, we heard from people at the Microsoft booth, including several company representatives and some of the customers who stopped by to talk with them. Many of the thousands of booth visitors were there to see the latest Windows tablets and mobile devices on display. But naturally, many of the discussions focused on security features. This includes some recent announcements on Office 365 Message Encryption and the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) 5.0 technical...
  • RSA Conference 2014 : Scott Charney Keynote

    In his keynote speech, Trustworthy Computing Corporate Vice President, Scott Charney, discussed “Conundrums in Cyberspace”, along with his take on the sometimes conflicting roles of government as it relates to the internet. Here is the video of the full keynote. You may also be interested in Scott's Microsoft on the Issues blog post: Conundrums in cyberspace — exploiting security in the name of, well, security Best regards ~ Jeff
  • RSA Conference 2014 : Tuesday

    The keynote sessions at the RSA Conference are always compelling. This year’s presentations at the Moscone Center in San Francisco have been some of the best I’ve seen, with a strong focus on government surveillance programs and what they mean for the IT industry. In his keynote speech, Trustworthy Computing Corporate Vice President, Scott Charney, discussed “Conundrums in Cyberspace” , along with his take on the sometimes conflicting roles of government as it relates to...
  • RSA Conference 2014 : Monday

    Greetings from RSA Conference 2014 in San Francisco. Microsoft is proud to be part of the discussions taking place this week, and we'll be bringing you daily video reports with highlights from the event. Our first installment takes a look at the week ahead, which includes a keynote address from Trustworthy Computing Corporate Vice President, Scott Charney. Tim Rains, Director, Trustworthy Computing, also shares his thoughts on the value of this event to Microsoft and the IT industry. ...
  • Welcome to the securityjones blog

    Almost eight years ago, I started Jeff Jones Security Blog on TechNet at http://blogs.technet.com/security . It started out as a mixture of personal and work-related security stuff and eventually gained a little official recognition as a source for Microsoft security information. Acknowledging that, I invited some colleagues to contribute to the blog and we transitioned it into what it is today, the official Microsoft Security Blog . While I still contribute there, and sometimes on the Trustworthy...