Security Solution Accelerators Top SA’s

    As a member of the Solution Accelerators – Security and Compliance (SA-SC) team, I’d like to share an observation and ask for some feedback from our readers.   The current top 10 SAs (Solution Accelerators) are:   Business Desktop Deployment 2007 Windows Vista Hardware Assessment Windows Server 2003 Security Guide Microsoft Operations Framework…

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Help us develop a new Solution Accelerator focused on Secure Collaboration

Employees need to share documents with individuals from other companies, such as partners and suppliers. These documents often contain sensitive information that needs to be kept safe and secure. Microsoft SharePoint products deliver the document collaboration capabilities, but many IT departments have been reluctant to use a SharePoint infrastructure with external parties because of concerns…

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Which Windows Services Do We Need?

  When you look at Microsoft Windows services, it can be confusing to sort through them and understand which ones you need. In this blog entry I’m going to take a more detailed look at Windows services and see if we can identify any services that might not be needed, or determine whether any are suspicious….

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Driver Manager & malware

Protecting yourself from malware can be difficult, especially when it comes to identifying malware in your environment. Malware has become stealthier, and there are so many elements to check for potential infection that you can sometimes overlook? malicious code without recognizing it.   So, how can you effectively find malware on your PC?   You…

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When it comes to malware – what keeps you awake at night?

It’s a challenge to protect an organization’s valuable assets against malware. And as malware increases in magnitude and sophistication, it seems that IT security is a journey that really doesn’t have a final destination. Do you find yourself looking over your shoulder and wondering about new threat vectors, where the next attack is coming from, and whether your current safeguards are…


Malware Defenses

Following the success of the Malware Removal Starter Kit, the Solutions Accelerators – Security and Compliance (SA-SC) team has been working to provide a more in depth look at malware. The team would like your input about what you and your peers find beneficial when dealing with malware.                                                                                    Malware security comes in many flavors,…

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Malware Removal Starter Kit

The thought that a computer infected with malware is irreparable is both undesirable and should be possible to avert. A solution to that could be used to provide a last best effort to recover from malware is possible, now. The Malware Removal Starter Kit, a Solution Accelerator from Microsoft, provides tested guidance to help IT…

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Data Encryption Toolkit for Mobile PCs announced at Tech Ed 2007!

At Tech Ed 2007 last week, the Solution Accelerators team publicly announced the release of the Data Encryption Toolkit for Mobile PCs. The Toolkit is our latest work, and is the newest in a suite of Windows Vista™ Solution Accelerators. The Toolkit provides tested guidance and powerful tools to help you protect your most vulnerable…

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Solution Accelerators team at TechEd!

A number of members of the Solution Accelerators – Security and Compliance (SA-SC) team will be at Tech-Ed 2007 from June 4th – 8th in Orlando, and we’re looking forward to talking to some of our customers.  We will have a booth in the Technical Learning Center where we will be able to answer any questions about our…

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We’d like your feedback

You may have noticed that the most recent entry on SecGuide – entitled “Nefarious spam” – was a departure from previous entries on this blog.  Most of the previous entries on SecGuide have been announcements about new security-focused Solution Accelerators.  This latest entry was a discussion on Spam.  We posted this blog because the Solution Accelerators…

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