E-Gov Security Part 3 (Trusting the Cloud)

E-Government continues to grow with citizens demanding more online services daily and the consumerization of IT devices that need access to those services from anywhere in the world.  Threats to these systems can outpace that growth at an even greater rate if government omits comprehensive security planning either carelessly or even willfully out of a need for quick deployment…

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Secure Web Applications – The Microsoft Way

A question came up this week on how to Secure Web Applications the Microsoft way. Microsoft has extensive prescriptive guidance that applies to secure online applications.   Defense in Depth 1.       Start by building on a Secure Platform: ·         Windows Server 2003 with latest Service Pack – http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/default.mspx ·         Windows SQL Server 2005 with Latest Service…

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