Steve Riley on Security

Formerly of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Group.

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  • Blog Post: Tweet!

    The other day an office mate asked, "Do you twitter?" Sorting through the various snarky remarks that immediately popped to mind, I replied that I didn't think anyone would find my routine bits all that interesting. He suggested otherwise: that it would be a convenient place to record quick...
  • Blog Post: www.steveriley.ms is down

    That web site runs on WinISP, an experimental ISP hosted for Microsoft employees to use for testing. WinISP is having problems of late, as many of you have written to me in emails. I'm looking for a new home for my PowerPoints and recordings; once I find it, I'll post a note here in the blog. Sorry for...
  • Blog Post: Playing around with my blog

    In the right-hand column I've added a new section with four interesting bits of info for you: A ClustrMap , that shows the locations around the world where people read my blog from. I registered the thing back in December 2006, but just figured out how to add it to the blog software a few days ago. My...
  • Blog Post: Blog relocated again

    Just a quick update, to make sure everyone knows. I've moved my blog from MSInfluentials to WordPress.com. Please update your aggregators/bookmarks/favorites to http://stvrly.wordpress.com . I've posted the reasoning for my move, as well as a description of my personal foray into the cloud, over there...
  • Blog Post: This is a test...this is only a test.

    Ah, it's a wonderful Saturday afternoon here in Singapore. I just finished up some customer meetings in Bangkok and Manila this week, and TechEd Asia starts next week in Kuala Lumpur. So I'm hanging out Singapore for the weekend, spending some time with friends and relaxing between events. Thought...
  • Blog Post: F*#$!@g spam!

    Yeah, it's been a while since I've written a post, and I have some ideas I'll get to once the prep work for TechEd this year settles down a bit. But look -- why in the world do the freaking spammers have to start targetting blogs now? I keep my comments open and unmoderated because I'm generally opposed...
  • Blog Post: My blog is not a forum for advertisements

    It's bad enough that the blasted spammers pollute the value of blogs and open forums by hijacking them with their nefarious comments for questionable pharmaceuticals claiming to extend particular body parts. I have recently received, only via private email so far, exhortations to explore mostly unknown...
  • Blog Post: Yes, I'm alive

    And am finally gonna start posting some things here, starting with many of my recent presentations. Please see http://www.steveriley.ms and click the "Presentations" link in the left side column. There you'll find PPTs for most of the sessions I've delivered in the past couple years. If you need something...
  • Blog Post: Comments, administrivia, and the future of the “infosec professional”

    Back when the spam was spiraling out of control, I configured my blog to close comments after 90 days. I’ve removed the limitation now, for two reasons: the spam is under control, and I wanted to reply to a comment made to my post on IPsec/IPv6 direct connect. On 13 August, jcorey asked about how to...
  • Blog Post: Who is "dodacrazy" and what is a "montize buddy"?

    Check this out: http://blogs.technet.com/steriley/archive/2008/06/25/directly-connect-to-your-corpnet-with-ipsec-and-ipv6.aspx#3122377 Hey Steve you and your montize buddy Scott will soon have your hands full after the federal officers come down on your data scams and as for your educational acts i'm...