Data Encryption Toolkit for Mobile PCs

If you work in an organization that utilizes laptops, and has data that you do not want to fall into the wrong hands (be they competitors or foreign agents), you will want to take a look at the new laptop Data Encryption Guide released by the TechNet Solution Accelerators Team.  Data Encryption Toolkit for Mobile…

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Immutable Laws of Security

http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_1861620314/immutable.html im·mu·ta·ble [ i my?t?b’l ] adjective  Definition: unchanging or unchangeable: not changing or not able to be changed I intent to write some security relating postings in the near future on my blog, and before I do so, it is critical that you have an understanding of some of the basics of Computer/Network/User security. Going…

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Windows Vista – Critical vulnerabilities on release

The very first day of release, and Windows Vista already had 3 critical vulnerabilities.  The outrage!  The horror! Oh.  Wait… that wasn’t Vista with 3 critical vulnerabilities on the first day of release… it’s RHEL 5.  Nothing to see here.  Move along now. (I’m going to guess that this story will not make the front…

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Opening the Kimono (Ways to annoy your pentester)

How often do you laugh so hard that Coke comes out your nose while reading a Security blog? The following post just did that for me, and I wanted to share.  If you have ever been involved in a pentest, you can identify… http://layer8.itsecuritygeek.com/index/layer8/comments/ways-to-annoy-your-pentester/ 6.  Port flashing.  Randomly open and close access to ports while…

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Windows Server Longhorn – Per User Password Policy

I can’t imagine that this will make the front page of People Magazine, but if you are a Network or Security Admin, I have great news for you.  With Windows Server Longhorn, you will be able to implement Password Policies on a Per User and Per Group level, as opposed to the current Windows 2003…

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Computer Forensics according to Microsoft

As an IT Professional, have you ever been tasked with setting up a new process or technology at your company?  Didn’t have a clue where to start?  Sure… you may have read a book on the topic a year ago, and have a general idea as to how it works, but unless you have already…

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