Compiler Security Enhancements in Visual Studio 11

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A Delegate’s View of the Cloud Security Alliance Congress 2011

I attended the second annual Cloud Security Alliance Congress event a couple of weeks ago in Orlando Florida and wanted to pass on some of what I learned.

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), of which we are a member, was founded in 2008. It has emerged as a leading industry authority focused on promoting the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing, and providing education on the uses of cloud computing.  In the course of three years, CSA has released 12 research reports, created a cloud provider registry, and established the only user certification related to the security knowledge of cloud computing. All its research products are the result of global collaboration and are provided at no cost, and royalty-free, to any organization that wants them (https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/about/).

The CSA Congress was a full two-day, multi-track conference preceded by in-depth training sessions.  I attended hoping to get some insights into what cloud adopters, cloud providers and others are thinking about the benefits, challenges, and security aspects related to cloud computing. I wasn’t disappointed as there was no shortage of people sharing what they have learned about the cloud, and debating the finer points of security and privacy related topics.

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Microsoft Joins European Commission’s CEO Coalition on Child Online Safety

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Understanding Qatar Infection Rates

One of the most interesting aspects of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report is data on how regional malware infection rates change over time. This data helps us and our customers understand the tactics and strategies that attackers are using to compromise systems, steal identities and confidential data. Subsequently this intelligence helps our customers optimize their defenses.

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Hang up on phone scams

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Millions of Java Exploit Attempts: The Importance of Keeping All Software Up To Date

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Phone Scammers: Here to Help…Themselves

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Weekly Roundup : Nov 25, 2011 : Black Friday and Cyber Monday Heralded with Release of More Malware

Read more Weekly Roundup : Nov 25, 2011 : Black Friday and Cyber Monday Heralded with Release of More Malware

Stay safer when you shop online (part 3 of 3)

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Think twice before you broadcast holiday plans

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