Security Advisor


The Problem with Disk Encryption

Here's a dirty little secret: When an encrypted hard drive goes bad, data could still be permanently lost.

Can DirectAccess Replace Your VPN?

Despite some drawbacks, DirectAccess will likely become the preferred remote-access method as Windows 7 becomes more prevalent.

Anatomy of a Web Attack

Many malware episodes begin innocently enough.

Taming Service Accounts

Managing service accounts can tedious, but Windows Server 2008 R2 and Window 7 take some of the load off.

Top 5 Security Features of Windows 7

Redmond has talked a lot about performance, usability and manageability, but has said less about security. This isn't surprising.

The Forefront of E-Mail Protection

Microsoft's upcoming Forefront Security for Exchange 2010 is an anti-spam solution that actually works.

Goodbye ISA, Hello TMG

Microsoft's upcoming Forefront Threat Management Gateway brings a host of security possibilities to the table.

NAP Time

The much-improved Network Access Protection mechanism in Vista and Windows Server 2008 means it's now easier to ensure your network is safe from vulnerable computers.

You Can Take It with You

Windows 7's BitLocker to Go feature extends data protection to removable drives.

AppLocker Reins in Applications

White-listing certain applications is one way to make sure your network stays safe.

Secure to the Core

Managing Server Core can be a challenge; here are some tips to help you keep it secure.

The Little Things About Security

Network security isn't always about grand initiatives. Microsoft offers several free utilities that get the job done with less investment.

Secure Virtual Networks

Joern shows how to design a virtual infrastructure with security in mind.

You Can't Always Trust SSL

Don't be fooled by that lock icon in your browser. Outgoing SSL traffic can still give you something to worry about.

Backup (Almost) Made Easy

Coming up with a good data recovery plan is no easy feat. That's where Microsoft's System Center Data Protection Manager comes in.

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