Internet Explorer aces security test as Google faces accusations

I mean, I obviously like this article: Internet Explorer aces security test as Google faces accusations as it has a nice quote to start with: Internet Explorer 9 should be the go-to browser for organizations concerned about protecting machines from malicious downloads, according to a new study from NSS Labs: Microsoft’s browser trounced rivals Chrome,…


10 Reasons to migrate off Windows XP

I would like you to sit back, close your eyes and think about the year 2001. Think about how you used technology back then, how you used the Internet. Now, let’s take it a little bit further back in history and think of the year 2000. Just after we realized that the Year-2000-Problem was handled…


Implementing the Top 4 Defense Strategies

The Australian Defense Signals Directorate maintains a list of the Top 35 Mitigation Strategies against targeted intrusions. This is just a reference to the top strategies: Patch Applications Patch the Operating System Minimize the use of local admin Application whitelisting … Looking at these 35 strategies, the DSD claims that While no single strategy can…


Microsoft Security Compliance Manager 2 ready for download

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you should know the Security Compliance Manager (if you are not, you should become a regular reader of my blog ). Version 2 of the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM 2) is now available for download. If you do not know it, this is the way…


EMET–Protection Against Zero-Days

The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit  is definitely not new but I recently realized that not too many people know about it – and they should. EMET helps you to raise your shields against zero-days and any exploit in the wild. I do not say that it is a silver bullet but it is definitely going…


Moving from Linux to Windows

I know, that’s the second time now I am doing this comparison thingy and I promise that I will stop again and deliver you a cool tool as the next post but I read this article: Why I’ve finally had it with my Linux server and I’m moving back to Windows – be sure that…


Comparing Windows Phone 7 and iPhone

Well, I have to admit – I am biased. I never used an iPhone in my life and based on my experience with my iPod, I hope I never have to, but who knows. I really do not like the UI which – to me – is everything but user friendly and the worst thing…


Using the Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) for Incident Response

A few years ago I posted on DaRT after having seen it: Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset. It is a really good an interesting tool for a lot of problems, one of them being incident response. I just stumbled across one article describing this: Using the Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) for Incident Response….


Cloud Security in Office365

You heard about the launch of Office365 recently and I hope you read the blog post on the application of the Cloud Computing Security Considerations to the private. cloud. If not, here it is: Security Considerations in a Private Cloud To complete the series now, we released an additional paper on how these considerations can…


How Microsoft Uses File Classification Infrastructure

Quite a while ago, I blogged about the File Classification Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008 R2: File Classification Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008 R2 File Classification Infrastructure:More content In my opinion, this is an interesting tool, built in to your server platform. Now, we just published a paper about how we use this File Classification…