Chat with Microsoft Security experts to discuss Windows Firewall as part of Windows XP SP2

Using and Managing the Windows XP SP2 Windows FirewallJoin Microsoft experts from the Windows Firewall product group to discuss the Windows Firewall in Windows XP SP2. The Windows Firewall product group can answer questions about anything from configuration to group policy management. The chat will take place January 12, 200510:00 – 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time…


UK Tsunami Donations are worth an extra 28% or 40% as they qualify as GiftAid

If you’re a UK tax payer then your donations to registered charities will qualify for tax relief meaning that an extra 28% will be added by the Inland Revenue for regular tax payers and 40% for higher tax payers. The charity can claim back the tax you paid on your donations – that means almost…


Strategies for enhancing password security – use pass phrases instead.

Bruce Cowper has posted an interesting article discussing Passwords and Passphrases following Bill’s keynote @ ITForum last month. Clearly we’d all like to see the back of passwords as they are unfriendly to users. In time technology may make it feasible for devices such as smartcards and federated authentication services to enable us to take…


Microsoft Anti-Spyware Preview and Discussion of how it compares to SpyBot & Ad-Aware & why it’s better

Paul Thurrot has posted an article which includes comments following an “interview with Giant co-founder Andrew Newman just days before his company was purchased by Microsoft”. The article is well worth a read – here are a couple of excerpts: “We decided to leverage the power of community and create an anti-spam community,” he said….


Free webcast detailing Windows XP SP2 Security Enhancements including network security, RPC restrictions and DCOM improvements plus the no execute feature which uses hardware buffer overun prevention

TechNet Webcast: Windows XP Service Pack 2 Security Technologies – (Level 200) Friday, January 07, 2005 – 9:00 AM-10:30 AM Kai Axford, Security Specialist, Microsoft Corporation Are you taking advantage of the most current tools and resources to protect your workstations? Join us for this webcast to learn how Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2…


Free webcast to discuss of Microsoft’s strategy to mitigate the threat of spyware

Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: Security360 with Mike Nash: Keeping an Eye on Spyware – (Level 200) Tuesday, January 18, 2005 – 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Mike Nash, Corporate Vice President Security Business & Technology Unit, Microsoft Corporation Security360 is a monthly webcast series hosted by Mike Nash, senior executive of security at Microsoft. January’s Security360 will…


Free Webcasts detailing how to protect your network from the latest attacks using Internet Security & Acceleration Server (ISA) 2004

Join us for a week of webcasts to learn how ISA Server 2004 is uniquely optimized to protect your network environment against the latest forms of attacks – specifically those at the application later.    You will receive a technical view of Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 covering in detail the nuts and…


How to deal with Spyware – Microsoft acquires anti-spyware technology

“Microsoft plans to make available to Windows customers a beta version of a spyware protection, detection and removal tool, based on the GIANT AntiSpyware product, within one month. The upcoming beta will scan a customer’s PC to locate spyware and other deceptive software threats and enable customers to remove them. The tool will be configurable…