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@securityjones personal blog about security, books and other random interests

February, 2014

  • 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...