With compliments from Microsoft

Updated July 2012. A PDF version is provided at the bottom of this blog post for printing. Microsoft offers a number of services free of charge to help people live and work a little smarter. Here’s a quick overview of technology to make life a little simpler and more fun. More than a million Kiwis…

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Windows 7 achieves Common Criteria security certification

Microsoft endeavours to help make the computing environment as secure as possible. Part of this commitment to security involves thorough testing against widely-recognized security certification requirements. We are pleased to advise that Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 SP2 32 & 64 bit Enterprise Edition (English) have passed the Common Criteria…


The Need for Global Collective Defense on the Internet

(Cross posted from Microsoft on the Issues) For more than two decades, people have struggled to understand the cyber threat, evaluate the risks to individuals, organizations (including nation-states), and society at large, and craft appropriate responses. Although many organizations have invested significantly in information assurance, most computer security experts believe that a well-resourced and persistent adversary…


Microsoft’s chief privacy officer on the challenge of e-identity

New Zealander Brendon Lynch, Microsoft’s chief privacy officer was interviewed by V3.co.uk on the challenge of e-identity and online privacy issues. Lynch says privacy, as past failed startups have learned, is a tough sell to consumers, mostly because the required technology is often complicated and unintuitive. Lynch hopes that the U-Prove technology, launched freely earlier…