Free Hands on lab for Rights Management – try it for yourself

The following resources make it easy for you to get to grips with Rights Management – enabling you to share more with less risk. General business and technical information – www.microsoft.com/rms – RMS 2-min flash demo – http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/evaluation/demos/rms.html RMS Hands on Lab – http://www.microsoft.com/technet/traincert/virtuallab/rms.mspx The hands on lab enables you to use our virtual machines…

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Here are some great free webcasts covering security and many other topics including Threat Modelling

There’s a wealth of webcasts available from TechEd Orlando – I know it’s a while since the event but the shear breadth of content makes this a handy source of knowledge. Many of the topics remain highly relavent including the following: Michael Howard’s “Advances in Threat Modelling” How Microsoft IT Implements Exchange Security Next Generation…

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What’s a Geek Dinner and when can I go to one?

*This post has been edited to correct the “Click here” link – thanks to Marc Liron for letting me know it was broken * Many of you have heard me talking about the fun to be had at Geek Dinners. For those of you who are in the London area there’s an interesting one coming…

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Fill a few more braincells with security knowledge at these events

Tuesday 29th Nov- Public Key Infrastructure – tell me in plain English AND THEN deep technical how PKI works – deep technical session taking place in Reading (England) – it’s free to join us – just follow the link to register Wednesday 30th Nov – British Computer Society Microsoft Security DayThe Information Security Specialist Group (BCS-ISSG)…

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Tips for using syskey to store the start up key on a USB token

Following my last post there were some comments asking questions – I’d like to make sure that anyone who might have read that post sees this & I know that not everyone reads the comments. Syskey CAN be used to store the computer startup key on a USB token – the drivers load before the…

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What is a Virus, Worm or Bot(net) – here’s an excellent security awareness video

There’s an excellent security awareness video that was produced on behalf of the Dutch Government for their highly successful National Security Awareness day – it’s good IMHO as the content is highly visual, colourful and thought provoking. If you want to get your family, friends and business colleagues to take security seriously then this is…

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How do you know when you’ve been on the road for too long?

I’ve been on the road for the last three and a half weeks. I’m beginning to notice some symptoms of “too long on the road” such as: * When going to breakfast in the hotel I often quote a room number on a floor that they don’t have * I’m getting used to the fact…

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Life is NOT Binary!

As technologists we tend to forget that there are problems that can’t be solved purely with technology. This week I’ve spent every day with 4000 other highly technical people at IT Forum. It’s been very interesting and the range of technical questions have been extrodinary. Security is certainly an area where there are few absolute…

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