Security Advisor


The State of Biometric Authentication

After years of unfulfilled promises, biometrics products are finally entering the mainstream. Here's a look at some of the most common solutions offered and how they measure up against each other.

Dump Your DMZ!

Many DMZs aren't as secure as you might think -- here's how to determine if yours have outlived their usefulness.

Secure Network Access Control

Protect your corporate network by controlling which users and computers can access it at all.

Picking the Right Firewall

<i>Redmond</i>'s new Security Advisor drills down the specifics of what should be considered when selecting your next firewall.

Data at Rest Is a Sitting Duck

Recommendations for reducing risk to your stored data, whatever its form.

Top 3 Encryption Myths

Misconceptions of encryption keep us from obtaining the full range of benefits it offers.

Keys to the Domain

Available now, DomainKeys is one promising entry into the fight against spam.

The Solution to Spam

Roberta Bragg looks at Sender ID, the new anti-spam technology being developed by Microsoft.

5 Steps to Certificate Bliss

Whether you decide to build your own PKI for security or use a third party, planning is paramount.

Stopping Computer Crime, Part 2

Catch the culprits through logging, analysis and reporting.

On the Offensive

It's time to become proactive about stopping computer crime.

Rainbow Crack--Not a New Street Drug

You can roll your own (pardon the pun) cracks for Windows LM passwords.

Boot-Time Security

Boot-up is a dangerous time for your systems, a time before security policies to protect them may be active. Avoid danger with persistent policies.

The Hidden Risks of Process Controls

These networks aren’t well known by many, yet they’re responsible for controlling much in our lives. And they’re not very secure.

14 Reasons To Reconsider Software Restrictions

Software Restriction Policies is a terrific new security tool—if you know what it can’t do, as well as what it can.

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