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    Debugging Addins in Visual Studio

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    Syed Aslam Basha here…..I am a tester on the Information Security Tools team. As such I often find myself needing to test new tools being developed that plug-in to Visual Studio. Most of us have probably done some debugging, but debugging an Add-in in...
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    Free PDF Download of “Beautiful Security” Chapter (Tomorrows Security Cogs and Levers) Here

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    Mark Curphey here …(@curphey on Twitter) A few months ago I got an opportunity to work on a collaborative security book for O’Reilly called Beautiful Security . The concept was to gather together some folks who to share their thoughts on information security...
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    What’s Coming from the Information Security Tools Team

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    Mark Curphey here (Follow me using @curphey on Twitter ). June is a busy time of year around MSFT. For most teams you have a pretty good idea about your budget for the next year (July – July) and the end of year performance review cycle kicks in. You...
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    How to Verify the Validity of IIS Certificates on Remote Servers Using ABO

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    Nawal Kishore Gupta here. I am a developer on the Information Security Tools team focused on building host security assessment tools. IIS: Admin Base Objects (ABO) ABO is the most powerful way to control the IIS meta-base settings on different IIS Versions...
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    Running CAT.NET as a Custom MSBuild Task

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    Syed Aslam Basha here. I am a tester on the Information Security Tools team and responsible for testing CAT.NET. You can run CAT.NET as; A Visual studio add-in From Command prompt As an FXCop rule Lastly, integrated into VSTF Team build as an MSBuild...
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    Understanding False Positives When using CAT.NET

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    Andreas Fuchsberger here… As CAT.NET performs its static analysis, it attempts to approximate the application's data flow which occurs at runtime. When there is a question to whether the approximation is accurate, the engine errs on the side of caution...
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    CAT.NET – How Big Do Your Project Files Grow ?

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    We are planning a complete re-write of the core CAT.NET engine starting July 1st to get a scalable engine from which we can build on. Building graphs from code is “expensive” hence the OOM issues with the current version. We do it all in memory.. doh...
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    Securing Databases with Policy Based Management

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    Hi, Gaurav Sharma here, A few months back I was reading an article about new features in SQL Server 2008 and it was the first time I had heard anything about Policy Based Management or PBM. PBM is a new feature introduced with SQL Server 2008 which lets...
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    Welcome to the Microsoft IT Information Security Tools Team Blog

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    We used to be called the Connected Information Security Group (CISG). The name change reflects an increased scope of tools that we are building and areas that we are focusing on so we have updated the blog URL. Well leave all the content on the old blog...
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