Harmonizing Cloud Security Requirements to Enable Cloud Adoption
Learn about the approach Microsoft is taking to manage its compliance program and control framework to meet the complex and changing requirements associated with operating online and cloud services.


How Microsoft Uses the Security, Trust & Assurance Registry to Provide Greater Transparency
Explore the various risk, governance, and information security frameworks and standards leveraged by Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and learn about the cloud-specific framework known as the Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR). This white paper also describes how cloud service offerings including Windows Azure, Office365, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM are operated using the evaluation criteria documented in the STAR.


The Security Development Lifecycle and Critical Infrastructure Protection: The Return on Investment
Hear about the real-world experiences of two organizations that are using the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) to enhance their overall security posture—and experiencing tangible returns as a result.

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for June, 2012

Security Bulletin Overview for May 2012

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Forefront TMG (ISA Server) Product Team Blog

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Understand ISA/TMG updates

“Slow Performance” accessing CRM IFD published with ISA/TMG

How to patch a TMG array– some thoughts on NLB high availability

Forefront Unified Access Gateway & Intelligent Application Gateway 2007

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Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 SP1 has passed Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2+ (EAL 2+)

Accessing Enterprise vault archived emails through UAG

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Software Update 1 Rollup 4 for Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 Service Pack 1

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FIX: Malware Scanning takes longer than expected in Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 when you set the "Block files larger than (MB)" option to allow very large files

FIX: Users are prompted to authenticate when the ReturnAuthRequiredIfAuthUserDenied property is set to True, and users are denied access by an "All Users" rule in a Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 environment

FIX: Partial content may be sent to a client when anti-malware inspection is enabled in a Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 environment

FIX: The final ACK packet during an orderly closure of a SecureNAT client TCP connection may be dropped in a Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 environment

FIX: Outgoing request failures may occur when HTTPS Inspection is enabled and web server connection timeouts occur in a Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 environment

FIX: The TMG Firewall service (wspsrv.exe) may crash when the DiffServ Filter is enabled

FIX: Logging to a remote SQL Server database fails in a Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 environment when the database name includes a hyphen (-) character

FIX: When you install UAG, TMG installs first, and then the server crashes with a Stop error code: "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL"

FIX: You cannot access a website that does not support TLS v1.0 when you enable HTTPS inspection and set HTTPSiClientProtocols

FIX: "E-Mail Policy - Configuration Reapplied" alerts occur when the content of a File filter or a Message Body filter is removed in a Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 environment

FIX: "E-Mail Policy - Configuration Reapplied" alerts occur when the "Scan inbound messages" check box or the "Scan outbound messages" check box is not selected in a Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 environment


Security Tip of the Month: Step-by-Step DirectAccess Installation
Just because you're part of a small business doesn't mean you can't extend your network securely over the Internet with DirectAccess. Learn how, with a Windows Server 2008 R2 server with two network interface cards and two consecutive public IP addresses, you can power up your own DirectAccess always-on virtual private network (VPN).


Simplified Implementation of the Microsoft SDL
Better understand the core concepts of the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) and the types of activities that should be performed (and by whom) in order to produce more secure applications.


Security Compliance as an Engineering Discipline
When building comprehensive application security programs for the first time, many organizations are looking to the proven success of the Microsoft SDL. This can be a smart business move, but it's important to understand how the engineering focus of the SDL makes it different from the typical security-compliance effort. This article discusses some of the ways to harmonize compliance-focused programs with security engineering to improve your software development practices.


The Myth of Informed Consent
Are your applications posing impossible questions to users? Learn why one programming expert thinks too many developers are just protecting themselves when prompting users to make decisions they can't possibly understand.


Secure Cloud Deployment from the Start with SCM 2.5!
Security Compliance Manager 2.5 (SCM 2.5) enables you to quickly configure and manage computers and your private cloud using Group Policy and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. It also includes updated security guides and attack surface reference workbooks to help you reduce the security risks that you consider to be the most important.


Mobile Computing: Be on the Lookout for Mobile Malware
In this article, an ethical hacker gives his view on the dangers of mobile malware and the steps you can take to protect your mobile workforce.


Manage and Secure PCs Using Windows Cloud Services and Windows 7
Windows Intune enables you to secure and manage PCs and mobile devices from virtually anywhere. With expanded management and security benefits, you can provide users with a productive and personalized experience without compromising cost, control, security, and compliance. Access technical resources, free tools, and expert guidance to help you evaluate, deploy, and customize Windows Intune for your organization.


Endpoint Protection in System Center Configuration Manager
Learn how Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager 2012 lets you manage antimalware policies and Windows Firewall security for client computers in your Configuration Manager hierarchy.


Security and Privacy for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
If you already understand the fundamentals of Configuration Manager, read this article to find guidance to help you implement security and privacy measures.


Windows Server 2008 R2: Secure Your Windows Server
Microsoft provides a vast array of security mechanisms for Windows Server 2008 R2. With so many choices, it can be difficult to know which individual security mechanisms and settings you should use to adequately secure your servers. This article highlights some of the security features and techniques that will likely be the most beneficial to most of you.


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