How to Secure wireless networks?

A good point of reference is http://www.microsoft.com/wifi as you’ll find a wealth of best practise advice there. Another good source is the current TechNet Magazine which can be accessed both online (you can download the entire thing) and in print too in some geographies. The current (November / December 2005) edition includes an article written…

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XBox 360 Launch in the UK – it’s here!

If you’re reading this tonight (1st Dec) then it’s not quite happened yet but XBox 360 launches in the UK tomorrow (2nd Dec) as you may be aware. I’ve been able to play a couple of pre-release games this week and can report that they’re fantastic. Of course I would say that being a Microsoft…

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Looking for advice on developing secure applications?

The MSDN UK Evangelist team have worked with the best practise experts throughout the company to bring you a developer-centric website which you can access by clicking here. There’s some good content on the site and it’s presented in an easily accessible (entertaining) manner. It’s a new site so we’re keen to receive your comments to…

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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…


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…


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)…


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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