Security Intelligence Report (SIR) V7

For those of you following my semi annual updates on what is happening in the Windows world to do with Malware and Sypware etc… the latest incarnation of the SIR has been released today: http://www.microsoft.com/security/about/sir.aspx Thanks to the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing team in Redmond! The report has some interesting findings from the first half of…

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Last Chance for Security Education Conference Toronto – SecTor

In case you haven’t bought your ticket yet, you can still go to www.sector.ca and register for the event. Recently the team announced the full speaker line-up and posted the schedule: www.sector.ca/schedule.htm The line-up this year includes a great contribution from right here in Canada (see below) with big names such as Major Malfunction, RSnake…

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 R2 has Released to Manufacturing – EVALS AVAILABLE

For those of you who have been awaiting this moment, we have announced the RTM for SCVMM 2008 R2… System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 R2 has Released to Manufacturing – EVALS AVAILABLE “Take full advantage of platform enhancements in Windows Server 2008 R2 including Live Migration, Clustered Shared Volumes (CSV), hot add/remove of…

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Virtualization Webcast with Forrester and Microsoft

As many of you may know, I am currently filling the role of Virtualization Lead at Microsoft Canada, expanding on my work in the Virtualization Security space.. I keep hearing the same questions from you around how Canadian companies are actually leveraging Virtualization technology (Microsoft and others) and what successes are they actually achieving. One…

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SecTor Announces speaker line-up

With a little over a month to go until my favourite Canadian Security conference, the guys at SecTor have announced their speaker line-up. Oh and by the way, the price for attendance goes up soon! It looks like this year is going to ROCK as per usual! 2nd Round Speakers Announced (and six days left…

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Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy Podcasts

One of the pieces of feedback I have been given for a while is that despite the changes we have made to the update process and guidance, there is still confusion over things like – what do the updates do, do I really need to apply them to my systems and how critical actually are…

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BIO for Bruce Cowper – Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft Canada Co.

Bruce Cowper Chief Security Advisor Microsoft Canada Co. As the Chief Security Advisor for Microsoft Canada, Bruce is responsible for the overall security strategy, working closely with the Public Sector, large enterprises, Industry Associations and the Community across Canada. He comes from a security background in secure system design, forensics and security risk management and…

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