Weekly Roundup : Oct 28, 2011 : National Security Agency Helping Private Sector

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Share the responsibility: Microsoft on National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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TwC Releases New Online Safety Index

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Connecting the Dots: “Zero-Days,” SIRv11 and Best Practices

Over the last two weeks, members of our Trustworthy Computing Group spent some quality time in Europe. From London to Moscow with numerous stops in between, my colleagues have been sharing our latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR version 11) and what it tells us about the evolving cyber-threat landscape.

These trips give us a great opportunity to connect with customers and colleagues to learn what cyber-security issues are pressing in their locales. Meeting face-to-face also gives us a chance to share what we know about the cyber-security landscape as well as the best practices we see customers adopting to help maintain a trustworthy computing environment.

This year I think we’ve broken new ground in terms of connecting research with reality. Customers and industry partners over the last year have told us that when it comes to cyber-security, “zero-day attacks” are the great unknown. We noticed that customers had a good sense of what zero-days are (situations where an exploit is released before the vendor has issued a security update), but didn’t always know how to prioritize them.

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Free answers to your security questions

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Weekly Roundup : Oct 21, 2011 : The Duqu Mystery – Son of Stuxnet?

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Find your lost or stolen Windows Phone

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Code Analysis for All

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Going Mission-Critical

113 years and 362 days ago Andre-Jacques Garnerin sat on the edge of a hot air balloon several thousand feet above Monceau Park in Paris moments before making what was to become the first successful parachute jump.

Of course I can’t be sure, but I’m guessing that one of the thoughts going through his mind was “Do I really want to do this?” Talk about a mission-critical decision! But he believed in the theory, trusted his invention and made history.

Similar to the intrepid parachuter, organisations perched on the edge of information technology decisions are often unsure as to whether they can wholly trust the provider(s).

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Beware of text message phishing scams

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