How would you know if your PC was affected by the IE7 flaw?

I had an interesting question posed to me the other day: How would you know if your PC was affected by the IE7 flaw? My first answer was: Hmm.. It is very possible that you won’t know. Then I did some digging..  The answers I found were: Desktop firewall program alerting that a foreign application…

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Today’s ISACA talk.

Today I had a go at dispelling the myth that the words Microsoft and Security don’t go together.  I certainly had "fun" with the projector!  Turns out it was a pin in the VGA cable – my Vista laptop was getting well and truly confused as to whether it was connected to a projector or…

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Who’s got the most secure Web Browser?

I was just reading this report from Cenzic – it makes for interesting reading! For accuracy, I’ll point out that the report states that web browser vulnerabilities comprised roughly 5% of the total application vulnerabilities – all the same, it’s nice to see Microsoft doing so well. I like the "top ten" list too (not…

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2007 Microsoft Office Security Guide

I’m still stumbling across useful stuff in my inbox.  This Solution Accelerator provides you with best practices and automated tools to help strengthen the security of computers running the 2007 Office release on Windows Vista and XP SP2. The 2007 Microsoft Office Security Guide consists of the following components: Executive Overview. Security Guide. Threats and…

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IT Pro Security Training Event (Dublin)

Microsoft Ireland is running a day of Security training for IT Professionals on October 11th.  You can find out more and register for it here. We’re also running a day or Security training for Developers on October 12th.  You can find out more and register for it here. I’ve got a 90 minute slot in…

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Thursday’s Security related nugget..

Although not specifically about security, today’s pointer is to a great Internet Information Server (IIS) 7.0 presentation.  IIS has had some bad press over the years, but has been a rock solid web server since we shipped Windows Server 2003 – there has only been one critical security update for it since it shipped (and…

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Wednesday’s Security bit.

Still looking for interesting, security related content to share.  This one covers our server-side Forefront offerings (for both Exchange and SharePoint) – it’s one hour long. Managing Messaging and Collaboration System Threat Protection: A Technical Deep-Dive into Forefront Server Security  Joe Licari, Director, Product Management Neetu Rajpal, Senior Program Manager This session explores how Microsoft…

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Tuesday’s Security Pointer

So, this a a great (57 minute) session on Forefront Client Security (Microsoft’s enterprise anti-virus and anti-malware product). Anti-Malware Protection: A Technical Deep-Dive into Forefront Client Security. Brendan Foley, Group Product Manager Anthony Chavez, Principal Product Unit Manager Microsoft Forefront Client Security is a new security product that Microsoft is releasing to help protect business…

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Global Security Week – doing my bit..

As you may (or may not) know, this week is Global Security Week. I’m going to try and post this week just about security related stuff. So, today’s security related message for you IT Professionals is to take some time and watch these presentations by John Craddock (Principle Infrastructure & Security Architect, Kimberry Associates) and…

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