Microsoft NZ invites you to a discussion on the future of trustworthy computing.

The internet of things, big data and virtually limitless inexpensive storage will transform the online environment. Huge volumes of data from new sources such as sensors, biometric devices and smartgrids will create significant opportunities in business, healthcare, government and countless other fields. At the same time, the data deluge will also carry significant risks that…


Microsoft Security Essentials available FREE to Small Businesses Starting in October!

Beginning in early October, Microsoft will offer small business customers the opportunity to install Microsoft Security Essentials on up to 10 PCs in their network for FREE. For more details, check out the following announcement from the Microsoft Partner SMB Community Blog:


new Microsoft software vulnerability whitepapers released at BlackHat

At the BlackHat security conference this week Microsoft released three new papers about software vulnerabilities: Vulnerability Management at Microsoft whitepaper (July 2010) Vulnerabilities are weaknesses in software that enable an attacker to compromise the integrity, availability, or confidentiality of that software.  Microsoft uses a process to investigate and release security updates that address vulnerabilities in…


Need some free Antivirus for home?

Microsoft just launched Microsoft Security Essentials… Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC…


March 2009 monthly security bulletins released

The March 2009 release  has just come out, patch Wednesday downunder, with 3 new security bulletins for newly discovered vulnerabilities, 1 of which has a maximum severity of "Critical" because of the possibility of Remote Code Execution – MS09-006 – Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (958690)  MS09-007 – Vulnerability in SChannel…


Out of Band Windows Security Patch

Microsoft released security bulletin MS08-067 late last week. Vulnerability in Server Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (958644), to address a vulnerability in all currently supported versions of Windows. Please click here for more information. Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update immediately.


Microsoft Security Advisory – Rise in SQL Injection Attacks

What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to notify you that Microsoft has released Security Advisory 954462 – Rise in SQL Injection Attacks Exploiting Unverified User Data Input – on 24 June 2008. Summary Microsoft is aware of a recent escalation in a class of attacks targeting Web sites that use Microsoft…


New Zealand free Hands-on-Labs: Microsoft Forefront and System Centre

In conjunction with Auldhouse New Zealand, Microsoft is offering the following FREE* one day Hands-On-Labs featuring Microsoft Forefront and Microsoft Systems Centre management tools.  There are a handful of places available in the following Hands-On-Labs in Wellington and Auckland: Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server, Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint and Microsoft Forefront Client Security…


Microsoft Security Seminar ’06

See you in Auckland on Friday, I will be co-presenting in the Keynote at the start of the day, with demos on Windows Vista security, Network Access Protection in “Longhorn Server” and also a quick look at whats new in ISA 2006   Microsoft takes security very seriously and has invested heavily in engineering…


Windows Defender (Beta 2) is now available for download

Its available for download now Existing beta1 users should be getting software notification upgrade prompts shortly. Enjoy the fast upgrade experience from Microsoft AntiSpyware beta1, and no reboots required 🙂 Checkout the FAQ   What is Windows Defender? Windows Defender (Beta 2) helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused…