Steve Riley on Security

Formerly of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Group.

November, 2005

  • When security breaks things

    Now that the furor has waned, I want to comment on MS05-051. For those of you who don't memorize bulletin numbers (I am part of that set; Susan Bradley , for example, isn't, hehe), this is the security update that fixed a number of vulnerabilities found...
  • But I can't test! My boss won't let me

    Yesterday I mentioned that there's no substitute for doing your own testing of updates. I mentioned virtualization is your friend -- building a model of your environment using Virtual PC and Virtual Server will save you a lot of money and it's something...
  • How to secure your wireless network

    I'm now a contributing editor for TechNet Magazine . Everyone with a TechNet subscription automatically receives it; if you don't have one, you can still get the magazine free . The magazine's published three issues so far: Winter 2005 , Spring 2005 ...
  • My music

    Those of you who've seen me speak at various events know that I like to play my own music before the presentations begin. In industry parlance, this is called "walk-in music." My experience, though, is that many times the music they provide is better...
  • New site at the top of my favorites list

    You know, stupid security abounds. I just discovered this site today, and I plan to become a regular visitor -- and probably a contributor, too! I encourage you to explore it and enjoy. Oh, some advice: it probably would be unwise to read an offline archived...