Microsoft device helps police pluck evidence from cyberscene of crime

What’s Microsoft doing to help fight cyber crime? Check out this article from the Seattle Times. Here’s an excerpt… “….Microsoft has developed a small plug-in device that investigators can use to quickly extract forensic data from computers that may have been used in crimes. The COFEE, which stands for Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor, is…


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Security tools will not make your software secure…

Be sure to read Howard’s article, and pay attention to this section. Here’s an excerpt from Michael’s" A Look Inside the Security Development Lifecycle at Microsoft"…. //======================================// Security tools will not make your software secure. They will help, but tools alone do not make code resilient to attack. There is simply no replacement for having…


A Look Inside the Security Development Lifecycle at Microsoft – by Michael Howard

Yes, he is the man. Really good read. If you’re new to application development and haven’t worked much with security, Michael’s got tons of articles on msdn online that you can read in addition to his books he’s published. A Look Inside the Security Development Lifecycle at Microsoft Technorati Tags: Security Development Lifecycle Threat Modelling


Michael Howard – Required Reading

Technorati Tags: Writing Secure Code If you’re looking to better understand writing secure code, Michael Howard’s blog and his books are required reading. Yes, he wrote the book on Writing Secure Code. Really. Michael Howard’s Blog George


SSG Lucas Messer’s Re-Enlistment Ceremony

This isn’t about software security, but it is about securing the things we value. Staff Sergeant Lucas Messer, one of my Soldiers from TPD 1210, requested that I be the officer to conduct his re-enlistment oath. I’m more than honored to do so for SSG Messer. SSG Messer was a formidable Soldier for me in…


"How Do I?" Videos for Security

More videos on security topics for developers at the msdn security developer center.  Here you’ll find videos that explore a variety of security questions for developers, including encryption, handling attacks, security best practices, and a lot more. New videos are added regularly, so check back often at "How Do I?" Videos for Security.   Regards,…


How Do I: Export and Import Certificates?

We’ve got a series of short how to videos at the msdn security developer center that provides you quick overviews on topics such as how to import/export certificates, and how to get started with encryption. by Lamees Ayman. Let us know what you think of these videos. Helpful, too basic, or just right. I’m thinking…


Windows Live Writer now supports Windows Vista 64-bit

For those of you who are running Windows Vista 64bit OS like I am, can now install Windows Live Writer on their systems. You can get to it from here at   George

George’s Blog

You may remember me from my days at MSDN Webcasts or from when I was managing the worldwide Microsoft Certified Professional Program at Microsoft Learning. Well I’m over here now with Jed Pickel and Jacqueline Beauchere to get the word out to our developer communities on all that Microsoft is doing around security and privacy…