Why Windows Vista is Better than Your O/S

Today is a big day for Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing team! It’s the release of the Windows Vista One Year Vulnerability Report composed by my good friend and teammate, Jeff Jones. First let me just put to rest any kind “of course it’s favorable…it’s written by Microsoft” kinda stuff that I know several people reading are…

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It Was A Good Run….

Well….as you can imagine it has taken me some time to get over the fact that my beloved Green Bay Packers football season has come to an end. I appreciate all the emails, text messages, and phone calls concerning my well being. Contrary to many reports, I was not on “suicide watch” but it was…

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Not your Mama’s Webcasts: Kai does the Defense in Depth Webcast Series

Hopefully you were able to join me for a terrific two weeks of webcasts!! In 8 sessions we covered every layer of the security model known as “defense in depth”. For those of you who missed out on the great fun we had, here’s a way to go and check out the recordings. I did…

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Dripping Data: Understanding and Reducing Insider Threat (Part IX) – Oldies, but Goodies

Well….I received an absolutely unexpected and pleasure of an email from one of the excellent speakers over at the The Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies about my blog posts! I’m not sure they were reading or simply scanning for references to their website, but hey…I’m not picky! They have an absolute ton of information…

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Green Bay Packers Headed to NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field!!!

’nuff said….life is good. (Yes, the first 4 minutes of the game I was ready to jump off the roof, but I tried to exhibit a bit of patience and it paid off.) This morning as I was checking the local morning news online…I saw this comment on a blog: “Dear Jessica, Thank You. Love,…


It’s like having a GSOC of your very own: The Global Real Time Incident Map

Got too much time on your hands? Feel a need to monitor the entire world for security incidents? Then check this out. I just heard about this and wanted to get it posted, so you guys can see what’s not making the evening news. It’s a pretty cool website that is updated in almost real…


A New Life of 150 inches: How Long ’til Keith Combs Has One?

A good buddy of mine and fellow Texan runs this little ‘ol blog, which is one of the Top 5 blogs hosted on TechNet. His name is Keith Combs and he, like his blahg, is a pretty amazing technical guru. When it came time to research the laptop I’m carrying now, I searched out Mr….

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Happy and Secure New Year!

I have returned! As many of you are aware, I travel extensively for my job and I was literally on the road for almost 10 straight weeks the latter part of 2007. Los Angeles. New York. Buenos Aires (x2). London. Redmond. Mexico City. Washington D.C. Toronto. I was more than excited to get to my…

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