An Introduction of UEFI Secure Boot in Windows 10 Enterprise

As a firmware interface standard to replace BIOS (Basic Input/Output System), UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) specification has been a collective effort by UEFI Forum members for a while. UEFI is in essence an abstraction layer between firmware and OS, and independent of device hardware and architecture. Which provides flexibility for supporting multiple and various…

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My Presentation on Windows 10 Security at ISSA Alamo Chapter

I had a chance to speak about Windows 10 security and met great folks in San Antonio. My topic was  “Facing increasing malware threats and a growing trend of BYOD with Windows 10” and here’s  the presentation.  Filed under: security, windows 10 Tagged: apt, authentication, credential guard, device guard, malware, mfa, pass the hash

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US TechNet on Tour | Cloud Infrastructure – Resource Page

This wave of TechNet events focuses on Azure (IaaS) V2, namely Azure Resource Manager or ARM. It is part of IT Innovation series currently delivered in US metros and many other geo-locations in the spring of 2016. For those outside of the US, go to https://aka.ms/ITInnovation to find out events near you. Come and have…

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IT Pros’ Job Interview Cheat Sheet of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Internet Climate Recently, as hacking has become a business model and identity theft an everyday phenomenon, there is increasing hostility in Internet and an escalating concerns for PC and network securities. No longer is a long and complex password sufficient to protect your assets. In addition to a strong password policy, adding MFA is now…

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Don’t Kid Yourself to Use the Same Password with Multiple Sites

I am starting a series of Windows 10 contents with much on security features. A number of topics including Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), hardware- and virtualization-based securities like Credential Guard and Device Guard, Windows as a Service are all included in upcoming posts. These features are not only signature deliveries of Windows 10, but significant initiatives…

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Important Compliance Information of Microsoft Cloud Computing Solutions

This is a cross-posting from http://yungchou.wordpress.com. HIPPA     Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure Receives FISMA Approval https://aka.ms/FISMA   Windows Azure Compliance https://aka.ms/waCompliance Windows Azure HIPPA Implementation Guidance https://aka.ms/waHIPPA     Office 365 Trust Center and Regulatory Compliance FAQ https://aka.ms/o365TC HIPAA Compliance with Office 365 (Exchange Online) – Steps for Configuration and Use https://aka.ms/exOnlineHIPPA HIPAA/HITECH Act Implementation Guidance…

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Enterprise PKI with Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Certificate Services (Part 2 of 2)

[Part 1 for Steps 1 to 4] 5. Set certificate revocation policies Revocation is an important part of PKI to ensure the validity of certificates. There are two components to make the process work. A list, or more specifically Certified Revocation List (CRL), as the criteria to identify an invalid certificate needs to be published…

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Enterprise PKI with Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Certificate Services (Part 1 of 2)

PKI is heavily employed in cloud computing for encrypting data and securing transactions. While Windows Server 2012 R2 is developed as a building block for cloud solutions, there is an increasing demand for IT professionals to acquire proficiency on implementing PKI with Windows Server 2012 R2. This two-part blog post series is to help those…

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Windows Azure Virtual Machines Security Concept for IT Professionals

Although the published Windows Azure Security Guidance appears to be focused on PaaS. The concept is nevertheless directly applicable to Windows Azure Virtual Machine as I have highlighted on the following diagrams originally from the Guidance. Additional reading: Windows Azure Security Notes by JD Meier Windows Azure Security Essentials   And when discussing cloud security,…

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