Mordac: The Preventer of Information Services

Okay…..here’s your daily Dilbert for the security crowd. Definitely one to print out and hang on the bulletin board. I love Mordac. You’ll love what’s he done for Dilbert in the past. (I really like his implementation of strong passwords).

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Announcing the Microsoft Office 2007 Security Guide

If you’ve made the jump to Office 2007, which I know many of you have, you’ll want to grab a copy of the free Office 2007 Security Guide. It provides prescriptive Group Policy setting and security configuration recommendations to help strengthen the security of computers running the 2007 Microsoft Office release on computers that run…

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Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager

Okay, I know I’m late to the game on this, but I think it’s absolutely terrific. I’m a big Star Wars fan so I’m glad I found it. It’s a video series about Darth Vader’s “less charismatic brother” who works at a grocery store. I love that this was created by some guys from Madison,…

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Dripping Data: Understanding and Reducing Insider Threat (Part VI) – Social Engineering

If you’ve been with us the past few months, we’ve been talking about the who and why of economic espionage/insider threat. Starting today….we’re about to make all you wannabe James Bonds out there understand the how. A New Degree in Engineering Still one of the hottest attacks around is one that you really have almost…

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Matt Hester Joins the Cleveland Browns

As many of you know, I’m a fanatical NFL Green Bay Packers fan. My friend, former teammate, and Ohio native, Matt Hester, has spent the time building a relationship with the IT Department of his favorite team, the Cleveland Browns. Matt finally sat down with Gordon Foust, IT Director for the Browns to discuss how…

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Dripping Data: Understanding and Reducing Insider Threat (Part V)

I’ve done a lot of work in the past few weeks trying to get you to truly understand the person we’ve dubbed “The Insider”. We’ve discussed who they are, and why they do what they do. Today I’m going to be looking at exactly what it is these insiders are trying to take. What are…

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Melissa 2.0: CAPTCHA wish you girlfriend was hot like me?

Okay, this is a perfect example of the bad guys thinking of ways to get your passwords. (Kudos to the guys from TrendMicro for catching this one, as well as the hilarious title.) In case you haven’t heard, apparently there is a new virus out there that activates when you hit one of those CAPTCHA…

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Microsoft IT Security and Data Leakage: TechNet Radio Edition

I’ve chatted with our internal MSIT data leakage expert, Olav Opedal in private as I’ve put together my session on Insider Threat. Recently I had the opportunity to interview Olav a few weeks ago for a public TechNet Radio session, titled “How Microsoft Does IT: Enabling Information Security through HBI Information Classification“. A lot of…

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Dripping Data: Understanding and Reducing Insider Threat (Part IV)

After traveling the past 4 weeks non-stop, with barely enough time to figure out what time zone I’m actually in….I’m back with another installment of Insider Threat. Today we’ll discuss the motivators for why this is happening. Let’s get started! “Why Mr. Bond……thank you for your service.” I had the opportunity to attend a session…

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