Update for Solution Accelerators Navigation.

Solution Accelerators Security site has a new face, you should check it out. The Solution Accelerators Techcenter for Security was  published recently to help better navigate the security Solutions Accelerators. The library contains a vast array of Accelerators addressing issues in response management with  The Malware Removal Starter Kit, or hardening guides such as the…

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Security identification using Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.1

  Are your PC’s antivirus (AV) and antispyware or anti-malware (AM) programs actually running? If anything should keep you up at night, it’s the question of whether your users’ desktops and laptops are protected from malware.       Previously we talked about how NAP can provide a defense-in-depth layer to protect your PCs. But…

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New Beta Available: Microsoft Forefront Integration Kit for Network Access Protection

I would like to announce the beta release for the Microsoft® Forefront™ Integration Kit for Network Access Protection. We are making this beta release available so that we can get your feedback. With your help, we can ensure that the Kit meets your needs. What is the Microsoft Forefront Integration Kit for Network Access Protection? The Microsoft…


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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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…