Microsoft Boosts Office 365 Regulatory Compliance | PCWorld Business Center

“In the U.S., for contracts with health-care companies that have to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Microsoft will include Business Associate Agreement (BAA) contract provisions drafted by the U.S. Department of Health that address legal requirements around patient data privacy and protection.”   The article above is a great example…

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TechNet Blogs–Microsoft Security Blog – What You Should Know About Drive-By Download Attacks – Part 1 by Tim Rains

Making sure everyone saw another great blog post by Tim Rains. Tim provides some great information on Drive-By Download Attacks and how they work. for this blog post, Tim focuses on how these exploits are distributed by web pages, and the use of “exploit kits”.   George   TechNet Blogs – Microsoft Security Blog

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The Curious Case of Qatar – Microsoft Security Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

Tim Rains does a great write up on locations with the greatest malware infection rates. From the article, Tim writes, “It would seem that many systems in Qatar are configured with a system location setting, set to something other than “Qatar”. This suggests that, rather than using the locale settings designated for Qatar, many computer…

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New Security Development Lifecycle Industry Talk Wall Now Live – Softpedia

We launched the SDL Industry Talk site last week, and we’re slowly getting some good press coverage on this. Site.   New Security Development Lifecycle Industry Talk Wall Now Live – Softpedia   Every now and then we get asked by conference attendees or someone at a company who is evaluating the SDL for adoption…

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Protecting you from malware – Building Windows 8 – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

Great blog post by Steven Sinofsky from the Windows division, reminding folks that Windows 8 is going to be built using the Microsoft SDL.  From the blog post:   Secure by design We use the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) to build Windows with the best security design, development and testing practices available. Some highlights include:…

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Updated SDL Tools Available – The Security Development Lifecycle – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

Monty LaRue and the SDL Engineering team today released updates to the SDL threat modeling tool, MiniFuzz, and RegEx Fuzzer. The SDL tools have been downloaded over 700,000 times over the last year. Microsoft’s SDL tools and SDL process guidance are free and available to all. You can find the Microsoft SDL Toolset here at…

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Record profits equal a failing company? Color me confused | TechRepublic

Great article on the press coverage around Microsoft. Bottom Line is UP Front (BLUF) on this article. quote, “Takeaway: If you read some of the recent headlines, you might think Microsoft was on the brink of bankruptcy. In reality, the company posted record high revenues and profits for the fiscal year that just ended. What’s…

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