View a BlogCast showing the installation of ISA Service Pack 2 (SP2)

As mentioned last week Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA) Service Pack 2 is now available. Maarten Goet has kindly recorded a blogcast showing the installation of ISA SP2 and discussing the benefits of the upgrade. You can view Maarten’s ISA SP2 installation blogcast by clicking here. The BlogCast is hosted on the BlogCastRepository which…

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The BlogCastRepository is a great site that provides free demonstrations of how to make the most of software features

The BlogCastRespository is a great community resource that’s available for you to learn from other people’s experience of the best way to use software. Being a community resource you are able to sumbit your own demonstrations too. To view the extensive list of free blogcasts simply browse to the BlogCastRepository. To view the blogcasts themselves…

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How to create a new policy for Security Configuration Wizard (SCW)

Click here (or on the image below) to view a BlogCast that demonstrates how to create a new policy via the Security Configuration Wizard (SCW) GUI. The BlogCast is a little long (ten minutes) as it takes you through the entire wizard which includes creating an IPsec policy the easy way! This BlogCast follows on…

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How to dramatically reduce your system’s Attack Surface – Use Security Configuration Wizard

SCW is an abbreviation for Security Configuration Wizard which is a means of turning off the features of Windows Server that aren’t required by YOUR applications. SCW takes the guess work out of which services you can turn off, which network ports can be disabled, how much backward compatibility can be disabled and how IPsec can…

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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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Thanks to everyone who joined our Blogging Session last night

Eileen and I thoroughly enjoyed explaining and demonstrating the various aspects of blogging. Eileen posted an entry earlier today containing all of the links to sites and tools used last night. I showed you how to set up a blog and post on MSN Spaces, Blogger, Text America and Community Server and also how to…

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Royal Holloway MSc in Computer Security

<I’ve edited this post to add a link to the pictures together with the following image> Thank you to everyone I met at Royal Holloway from the MSc in Computer Security (distance learning) course. I can honestly say I rarely get to meet to many interesting people in a single room. I thoroughly enjoyed presenting…

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For those who only want to read Security posts

Some would say there’s more to live than security but they’re lying! OK I do sometimes post outside the field of security and hence… I tag every post on my blog into categories to make it easier for you to navigate. Take a look on the left hand side of this page and scroll down…

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Effective ways to use least privilege

Check out Aaron Margosis’ blog for tricks and tips to make it easier for you (and those around you!) to run with Least Privilege User Access(LUA). We’re no doubt all familiar with the argument of “I need Administrator/root access to do my job” – and of course running with full rights is rarely actually required…

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