Patch Tuesday – Advance Notification Service for the October Security Bulletins

From The Microsoft Security Response Center blog: Hello – As part of our predictable monthly update process, we have released our Advance Notification Service (ANS) for the October Security Bulletins, which are scheduled for release Tuesday, October 12, 2010. ANS is a service that only Microsoft provides to assist customers in planning for the upcoming…


Microsoft Security Essentials available to small businesses on up to 10 PCs for FREE

It’s also no secret that most small businesses today do not have a dedicated IT professional on staff to manage their IT resources (which you may recall is why we originally launched the Small Business Specialist Community of partners worldwide). Small business owners and employees are focused on running their business, not managing complicated IT…


Monthly Security Bulletin Webcast – November 2009

The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) holds a monthly webcast to discuss the security bulletins that we released on the second Tuesday of that month. To attend live and ask questions, register at  In this edition, Jerry Bryant and Adrian Stone present information about the November 2009 Security Bulletins and answer customer questions live….


Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) v7

The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) is a comprehensive and wide-ranging study of the evolving threat landscape, and addresses such topics as software vulnerability disclosures and exploits, malicious software (malware), and potentially unwanted software. Volume 7 of the Security Intelligence Report (SIR v7) covers the first half of 2009 (January through June). It includes data…


October 2009 Security Bulletin Overview

This is a basic overview of the security bulletins released by the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) in October 2009. For bulletin details, please visit: or Other resources mentioned in the video: Microsoft Update: Video on how to install updates on Vista >> This video is brought to you by the Trustworthy…


Dine with Steve Riley in Sydney

For those who dont know, Steve Riley will be touring Australia during the upcoming Heroes Happen 2008 events.  For those who dont know who Steve is please see below: "Steve is a senior security strategist in Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group. He is a frequent and popular speaker at conferences worldwide, often appearing in Asia one…


Windows Vista One Year Vulnerability Report

Jeff Jones has released the 1 year vulnerability report for Windows Vista. This paper analyzes the vulnerability disclosures and security updates for the first year of Windows Vista and looks at it in the context of its predecessor, Windows XP, along with other modern workstation operating systems Red Hat, Ubuntu and Apple products. The results…


Security Track at the heroes happen 2008 roadshow

We have the Heroes Happen 2008 roadshow touring around the country soon. The roadshow will have technical training on Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008. In addition to this we will also have a dedicated track for Security Professionals. The sessions for the Security track are: Building a Secure Base Platform…