Windows 7 almost five times more secure than XP

CNET: Windows 7 almost five times more secure than XPThose are the findings of Microsoft’s latest Security Intelligence Report, which detailed in depth the state of software vulnerabilities, exploits, security breaches, and malware in 2010. Microsoft SIR Report – Volume 10Direct download (PDF) or Microsoft webpage: What is SIR: The Security Intelligence Report (SIR) is…


Windows 7 Security Primer

Good series of articles about Windows 7 security: These articles cover the fundamental information how to secure Windows 7 and some of the lesser known security functionality it provides. – Urs  


Microsoft releases Windows Phone 7 to manufacturers (RTM)

Security relevant? Not sure… Fun? Definitely! Can’t await mine… 😉But to still give it a security touch, let’s put this under ‘Consumerization of IT’.;1n -Urs  


Microsoft Malware Protection Center – The Stuxnet Sting

For the past week or so, MSRC has been closely tracking a new family of threats called Stuxnet (a name derived from some of the filename/strings in the malware — mrxcls.sys, mrxnet.sys).  In the past few days, it has become a  popular topic of discussion amongst security researchers and in the media. First and foremost, MSRC…


New Microsoft Windows cloud service for managing and securing PCs: Intune (Beta)

Windows Intune Beta Windows Intune simplifies how businesses manage and secure PCs using Windows cloud services and Windows 7—so your computers and users can operate at peak performance, from virtually anywhere. Windows Intune is a comprehensive solution that includes PC management, malware protection, Windows upgrades, and more. Use the Windows Intune cloud service beta to:…


Microsoft Security Compliance Manager released

The Security Compliance Manager will help you accelerate knowledge to merge best practices, customize once to centralize decision making, and export to multiple formats to enable monitoring, verification, and compliance. The tool is designed to help accelerate your organization’s ability to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely used Microsoft technologies….


Microsoft out-of-band security bulletin release for IE

Microsoft has released an out-of-band security bulletin on March 30, 2010. The bulletin is being released to address new attacks against customers of Internet Explorer. Users of Internet Explorer 8 and Windows 7 are not vulnerable to these current attacks. However, the released update contains fixes for IE5, IE6, IE7 and IE8 and therefore, it is recommended…


Newest Security Reports Show Changing Threats

Scott Hogg, Core Networking and Security: “I find it useful to seek out new perspectives on the ever-changing security realm. By reviewing these [security] reports, we can gain a greater understanding of the emerging Internet threats our organizations are facing.” Includes links to various security reports: -Urs  


So Much Data, So Little Encryption

If you go solely by top-level stats on encryption use, you’ll come away feeling pretty secure — 86 percent of the 499 business technology professionals responding to our InformationWeek Analytics State of Encryption Survey employ encryption of some type. But that finding doesn’t begin to tell the real story. Only 14 percent of respondents say…


9 Ways to Increase the Security of Your Laptop While on the Road

Using your laptop to get work done away from your office or on the road is becoming widely accepted. But this rapid growth in laptop computing has made portable systems the target for theft around the world. If your laptop computer is stolen, company information can be exposed, as well as your personal and financial…