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Steve Riley on Security
Formerly of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Group.
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Steve Riley on Security
Some videos of me
Microsoft UK has posted videos of various European events of the past year. Various speakers are featured, including Andreas Luther, Dennis Karlinsky, Eileen Brown, Graham Calladine, Jesper Johansson, John Craddock, Justin Alderson, Kalpit Jain, Kimberly Tripp, Mark Licata, Mark Cribben, Mat Young, Paul...
24 Sep 2005
Mandatory integrity control in Windows Vista
One of my favorite new security features in Windows Vista is Mandatory Integrity Control (MIC). It’s a classical computer science concept from the 1970s that’s finally getting its first commercial implementation—and of this I’m quite proud. While discretionary access control lists (DACLs) are useful...
22 Jul 2006
Videos of some of my presentations
TechNet Spotlight features videos of many presentations from our TechEd conferences. Here are some of mine. It's 11:00 PM, do you know where your data is? IT Forum: TechEd Europe, November 2007 The fortified data center in your future TechEd US, June 2007 Windows Mobile 6 security in depth TechEd US...
5 Feb 2008
All done for another year: TechEd US 2005
Ah well, antother TechEd has come and gone. These have become my most favorite events -- the amount and quality of customer interaction simply increases year after year. You know you guys are really finally starting to understand it all! :) I get better questions that show a higher level of understanding...
17 Jun 2005
Ah, the joys of speaking about pre-release software!
Two weeks ago I delivered my Windows Vista System Integrity presentation at the TechEds in New Zealand (Auckland) and Australia (Sydney). It was largely the same as the presention at TechEds in America and India, but updated to reflect changes made in the product between the time I wrote the presentation...
6 Sep 2006
Sao Paulo, here I come
I have a new TechEd destination this year: Brazil. It’ll be my first time to speak at our event there; indeed, even my first time to travel to South America. I’m looking forward to it. The event runs during 14-16 October 2008 . I’m delivering the same four presentations I gave at TechEd US (and have...
29 Sep 2008
My presentations at TechEd 2007
Hello everyone! Yes, it's been a while since I've written. I've been pretty busy lately with a security roadshow in Southeast Asia. It's become an annual thing, it's a lot of fun, and I get to spend a good amount of time in what's becoming my favorite area of the world. Anyway, the planning for TechEd...
13 Apr 2007
TechEd US 2005
This year at TechEd I have three sessions. The policy talk is really a lot of fun, I guarantee it'll make you think! The privacy talk I am co-presenting with my good friend Byron Hynes ( http://spaces.msn.com/members/byronphynes ). Security policies? Ugh, just give me a firewall Start | Programs ...
13 Apr 2005
Directly connect to your corpnet with IPsec and IPv6
Contrary to popular belief, the rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. Well, ok, no actual rumors, but hey, one can dream, huh? My spring calendar was full of events in Asia and Australia, then TechEd US seemed to suddenly appear out of nowhere! So I've been kinda swamped. I've missed writing...
26 Jun 2008
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 described as "walk-in, lie down, and go night-night...
8 Nov 2005
TechEd 2005 Worldwide
As usual, I'm speaking at several TechEds around the world. Here's the list: Europe , in Amsterdam (4-8 July) Japan, in Yokohama (2-5 August) Asia , in Singapore (24-26 August) New Zealand , in Auckland (28-31 August) Australia , in Gold Coast (31 August - 2 September) China , in Shanghai (15-17 September...
17 Jun 2005
Should your ISA Server be in your domain? Film at 11!
So it would seem that a statement I made during TechEd US last week in Boston has mildly stirred a bit of controversy -- no surprise there, I guess, heh. One of my presentations gave an overview of what's new in ISA Server 2006 ( download your copy of the release candidate or try it out in some virtual...
22 Jun 2006
TechEd 2009: Never too early to start planning
What's on your mind? What do you want to learn more about? Tell me, tell me... Oh, and for 2009 I plan to stay at TechEd US for both weeks. I want to start spending more time with developers -- they need some security love too :)
25 Aug 2008
Securing Terminal Services over the Internet
In my presentation on remote access at TechEd, I gave three scenarios: web-based access to internal resources, published with ISA Server "desktop over the Internet" using Terminal Services and the remote desktop web connection full IP-based virtual private networks with L2TP+IPsec In the...
28 Jun 2005
Updated TechEd worldwide -- new China dates
The dates for TechEd China have changed (venue issues), and I've added another city. Here's the updated list: Europe , in Amsterdam (4-8 July) Japan, in Yokohama (2-5 August) Asia , in Singapore (24-26 August) New Zealand , in Auckland (28-31 August) Australia , in Gold Coast (31 August - 2 September...
25 Jul 2005
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