A PM's View to Application Security

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About A PM's View to Application Security

I’ve lived in Seattle for 14 years since joining Microsoft.  Next to my family, my passion is project management.  Who doesn’t need it in their everyday life?  My work passion is delivering software solutions efficiently. 

 

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    CAT.NET and our fiscal year end

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    At this point in time we are accepting recommendations, suggestions and new features.  However, we do not have any planned updates for the remainder of the fiscal year.  We are going through our FY12 planning and CAT.NET is on the list of requests...
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    CAT.NET Update – Long Overdue

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    I wanted to provide an update to the CAT.NET project since it’s been a while since my last communication.  Internally we have version 2.0 of CAT.NET running.  Unfortunately, some of the features we relied on in Visual Studio’s code analysis...
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    CAT.NET v2.0 Update

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    We were looking to release CAT.NET v2.0 in June but ran into a design issue at the last moment causing us to delay the release. At this point we are working with internal teams to determine how to best fix this concern. Once we have a solution and a definitive...
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    Features of WACA

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    One of the joys and sorrows of working at Microsoft is you get to use really cool software before the public does. It can cause issues when you forget you’ve been using beta software and have to upgrade to RTM versions. Well today it caught up with...
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    WPL Code Released to CodePlex

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    We’ve just released the Web Protection Library code to CodePlex! As part of this release we included the May CTP – Code only and a tutorial document talking about the extensibility for the Security Runtime Engine (SRE). There are no binaries...
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    Security needed for Copy Machines

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    A quick note on the topic of information security. Most Americans don’t realize hard drives are needed in copy machines. Because the information is stored on these hard drives, your privacy is exposed when using public copiers. This is an interesting...
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    WACA postponed a few weeks

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    After some project prioritization, WACA is being postponed for a few weeks. As you can imagine, this screws up our sprint planning meeting that was completed. WACA was fully planned and we were ready to kick off Sprint 1. These other projects should last...
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    CAT.NET V2.0

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    The CAT.NET team has been working on a few issues the FxCop development team identified and asked us to implement. There were a couple of code fixes they recommended that are going to really help performance. These fixes should make performance outstanding...
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    Security Training

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    Today I'm in a security training session to become a security champion. One of our sister security teams puts on a training program so we can understand all elements of security that Microsoft needs to address. Being an application security program manager...
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    Web Application Configuration Analyzer (WACA)

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    This post attempts to update you on the Web Application Configuration Analyzer (WACA) tool. This application was slowed because of resourcing issues. Now we’re ready to deliver some cool new features and designs. We’ve cleaned our product backlog...
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    Web Protection Library - Sprint 1 results

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    I wanted to touch base again and provide a quick sync with you about our Web Protection Library (WPL) (pronounced “wipple”). The team is coming to the conclusion of our first sprint. In some ways it’s gone better than imagined and in other ways, well...
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    Our new Microsoft team member

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    I was home sick last week and have fallen behind here – sorry about that! I have several posts to make which will get us caught up on all the happenings in the Security Tools World. But first, I’d like to introduce you to our new developer, Barry...
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    Introduction

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    I’m Frank Brisse, the Program Manager on the Information Security Tools Team. A little background on me: I’ve been at Microsoft for 13 plus years in many different groups. I started my journey at Microsoft in 1996 working in MSN. After working on the...
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