What do our customers think of Microsoft Security?

You may recall that I shared the results of the previous Security Newsletter Survey – here’s the latest version. In case you’re not familiar with the survey it comprises feedback and charts from the readers of the Microsoft Ltd (UK) Security Newsletter – I think both the charts and verbatim comments are pretty interesting    …

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Which do you prefer to use? Your home PC or your work one?

Be it a desktop, laptop or netbook many people I’ve asked this question to answer “my home one” – if that’s the case for you I’d love to hear the reason why.  If you’re old enough to do so please cast your mind back to your work PC circa 1995 – the vast majority of…

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Here are the results from the Microsoft Security Newsletter Survey

Thanks to those of you who completed August’s Security Newsletter Survey and to Phil Cross for sharing the results which are as follows: Survey: (Aug 08) Security Newsletter Survey Client: Microsoft UK Date ranges: All dates ((Aug 08) Security Newsletter Survey) Available dates: No restriction (all to Sep 17th 2008 10:20) First collection: Aug 28th…

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How can Public Key Infrastructure technologies improve your information security posture?

There’s a really good (free) TechNet webcast coming up on the 17th September which will be a great resource for those of you who’d like to learn how to take advantage of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) in your organisation. The full details of the event are as follows “To register simply click on this hyperlink…

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Interesting video interviews with the FBI discussing security

Kai Axford has posted a series of short video interviews with representatives of the FBI – they are well worth a look – particularly if you are based in the United States as they include advice regarding whom to report breaches to. Check out The Security Show – the link is to a tag hence…

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Thank you for voting for this blog: Which Security blogs make interesting reading?

I’m delighted that so many of you took the time to vote for this blog in the “Security blog” category. Congratulations to Guy Bunker who’s View from the Bunker blog beat this one into second place. Personally the best thing to come from the competition is to find some additional interesting security blogs to read…

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Alexander Sotirov speaks out following wild spin on his talk about Windows Vista Security

Credit to Ed Bott from ZDNet who interviewed Alexander Sotirov to get his perspective on the stories that have circulated in the press following the talk he gave with Mark Dowd at the recent BlackHat Securit conference. The talk was titled “How to Impress Girls with Browser Memory Protection Bypasses” which is certainly an unusual…

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What Virtual Private Networking software would I recommend for Windows and how to set it up?

I was recently asked this very question and I responded with “Windows Server 2008/2003/2000 and Windows Vista/XP” provide excellent built-in Virtual Private Networking features that are standards compliant and assuming they are correctly configured can be highly secure too. There’s no additional license cost required to use Microsoft Windows VPN. In addition Microsoft offer a…

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Which database is more secure? Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server?

I still come across Oracle enthusiasts who mistakenly believe that Oracle’s database suite is more secure than Microsoft’s SQL database suite – this is nonesense as I shall explain. The point to this post is not to gloat – it’s simply to set the record straight. Microsoft SQL Server’s suite of products ARE more secure…

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