Tag: Security

The hidden benefit of hacking your own Active Directory?

This summary stems from a brief conversation within a peer circle. A parallax perspective on the issue of passwords.  Most IT organisations have an IT Security policy, which defines the required password parameters for an organisation.  […]

Best Practices for Securing Active Directory

  Microsoft have released a new document which contains best practice recommendations to assist organisations in enhancing the security of their Active Directory installations. Microsoft state that “In implementing these recommendations, organisations will be able […]

Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Security Settings in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

  If you are looking to understand what the security policies in Windows 7 and 2008 R2 mean and how they can impact your environment, then this guide is a must read. Threats and Countermeasures […]

Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 – Technical Overview

I read with interest this document posted this morning by Brjann Brekkan, Technical Product Manager at Microsoft on the Identity and Access Management Blog.  I would recommend reading this document to anyone looking to understand […]

Must Watch – Authentication and Passwords: The Good, the Bad and the Really Ugly! Windows Security Insight from TechED North America.

Last week I was in New Orleans for TechED North America. I had the privilege of working on the Security and Identity Access stand answering Active Directory related questions. When I was not working on […]

Lenovo “Open File – Security Warning” after installing Windows 7 Drivers.

Over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend, I spent some of my time rebuilding my laptop. The last time I rebuilt my laptop – Windows 7 had just RTM’d; all the drivers were still beta […]

Security Compliance Manager (Guidance on how to harden your Windows environments).

The Security Compliance Manager is a free Solution Accelerator from Microsoft which has been designed to enable organisations  to take advantage of the experience of Microsoft security professionals and reduce the time and cost required to harden […]