Questions about Questions.

One of the security measures we are all becoming overly familiar with is the Password Reset Security questions used today.  So just what is a good way to use security questions? Recently I was asked to put together some recommendations around the use of Security Questions for resetting passwords. There are two methods commonly in…

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Bye Bye Dial-Tone reliability

Ok, so this is a bit of a rant but it’s been something that has been a very irritating topic for a few years now; dropped calls on mobile phones. In the not-too-distance past, we used to talk about trying to get computers to reach a point of ‘Dial Tone Reliability’.  This was a reference…

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Security Camp Oz 07

Well recently I put together the Inaugural Security Camp Oz (SCO) 07.  It is a community driven event for the IT Security community.   We held it in Wagga Wagga at the Charles Sturt University campus. SCO is a FREE two day event for IT Security Professionals of all platforms.  Even though a Microsoft guy put it together,…

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Threat Modeling Hands On Lab Prizes

Hello everyone!! Well it’s Tech Ed Eve for me.  I’m Ready to head up and Make My Mark! I wanted you all to know about the Threat Modeling Hands On Lab.  It almost didn’t make it but Kyle and Corey from HynesITe did a great job of getting it loaded at the last minute.  So…

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Halo 3 Jumpers at Tech Ed!!

Oh man…. Get this, when you register at Tech Ed, pick up a TechNet sticker!!! and WEAR IT! If you do, you could win some pretty cool prizes randomly throughout Tech Ed, including these COOL Halo 3 Hooded Jumpers! Now I just have to figure out how *I* can get one! Check out Deeps’ blog…

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Tech Ed – Ask The Experts

Well the good news, for most, is that Tech Ed Australia, and Tech Ed New Zealand are SOLD OUT.  You can still put your name on the wait list for a spot though.  So this means that the events will ROCK!  I, of course, would like to accredit this to the awesome speakers in the…

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Daniel Pearson – Debug Specialist

Some of you may have seen Daniel doing a tour of the User Groups around Australia.  He has been giving talks on how to understand what really causes system crashes, and what all that junk is in a Crash Dump file.  He actually knows what happens to those crash dumps when they get sent to…

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What do YOU want to know about UAC?

Well I was polishing my UAC session for Tech Ed this year. It occurred to me that there are bound to be a lot of actual questions about it.  So what I thought I’d do is ask you for your questions. So tell me, what do you want to know about UAC? Post your questions…

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The best laid plans….

Several people have asked me about Jesper not being in the line-up.  As with all of the best laid plans of mice and men, sometimes fate conspires against us.  Jesper isn’t able to attend this year because quite simply, he’s got a lot on at his day job.  Having had a bit of a busy…

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Security Tracks Locked In!

Tech Ed Australia – http://www.microsoft.com/australia/teched07/index.aspx  Tech Ed New Zealand – http://www.microsoft.com/nz/teched07/index.aspx  Hi Gang, It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Sorry about that.  Been busy traveling to the US, SE Asia, and around Australia. In between airport lounges and taxi’s, I managed to sort out the Security track sessions for Tech Ed AU/NZ 07.  Here’s…

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