Big Bang Machine Hacked!

Well, apparently no one planned any information security with the super collider. I love the quote from this guy who is obviously not a security guy “We don’t know who they were but there seems to be no harm done.” Right. No harm done. We’re sorta sure. Time to buy a tin-foil hat.

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Batten Down the Hatches Texas!

Well, I’ve been pretty much just keeping only a cursory interest in Hurricane Ike once my family on the East Coast was going to be safe. Now I have to pay attention again. A friend of mine sent me this today, which means my flight on Saturday will either be arriving early or departing really…

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The Last Episode on Physical Security!

This wraps up the 4-part series where I discuss physical security at Microsoft with one of the guys who keeps you safe when you visit Redmond or any other of the many Microsoft campuses around the world. Thanks Johnny for making us all feel safe when we step onto the campus and thanks for sharing…

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Well, maybe I’ll get a great refund in in 2009

Apparently the IRS just realized that they had about 1,800 unauthorized web servers attached to their corporate network!!! Now I’m glad to hear that their CIO is working to get them removed, but sounds to me this is a great opportunity for them to implement a domain isolation model using IPsec. Now you know I’m…

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Part Three of Four as We Chat About Physical Security

UPDATE: I got your emails about there being a problem with this Silverlight video (thanks Doug!), so I re-rendered and have re-posted the video. Nothing stinks worse than having the movie go out in mid-series! OH YES! I actually had the privilege yesterday of getting an hour long Capabilities Tour of the Microsoft Global Security…

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The Security Show: Episode 3 “Gates, Guards and Guns”

More of my sitdown with Johnny Walker who helps run our Microsoft Global Security Operations Center. When we talk about physical security, as IT Pros, we’re typically talking about securing the datacenters and the boxes themselves. Johnny also has to consider things like Loss Prevention, Executive Protection, and Life Safety (fire, flood, earthquake, etc.) Why…

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You got to love convergence! The Security Show: Episode 3 – Gates, Guards, and Guns

In Episode 3 of the popular Security Show, we sit down with Johnny Walker who is a Group Program Manager with Microsoft Global Security Operations Center (GSOC). We’ve done a podcast on TechNet Radio with Johnny in the past, but this time we get into a little more detail as he explains the methods by…

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NEWS: ISA Server and Forefront TMG will be supported on hardware virtualization!

Supported Virtualized Security Solutions? Yeah….We Got That! We’ve gotten many requests for this and today we’re announcing that ISA Server and Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) will now be supported on hardware virtualization. This means that as long as a virtualization platform has been validated under the Microsoft’s Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP), then we…

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The Security Show: Episode Two – Stopping James Bond (Part IV)

This is the last of Episode Two and I hope everyone has been enjoying this interesting session with the FBI. In this final session, we wrapup and get a few comments from the audience. Good stuff.   Next time, I’ll be posting Episode 3 titled “Gate, Guards, and Guns” where we’ll spend some time talking…

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The Security Show: Episode Two – Stopping James Bond (Part III)

I hope this is waking some folks up with regards to the huge issue that insider threat poses within your own company. We discuss some of the common characteristics that these people show and how we identify them. What are some of the triggers that make these folks turn against you? What are the warning…

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