February, 2006

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Hi there and thanks for visiting my blog.  My name is Ahmad Mahdi, I work as a Security Technologist on the ACE Team (Application Consulting & Engineering).  I started working full time at Microsoft in Aug. of 05 and worked as a contractor for 2 years before that.  I'm originally from Canada and moved to Redmond in 03.  Feel free to write, leave comments or click on contact.  Thanks for dropping by.

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    Threat Analysis & Modeling at Microsoft

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    I'd like to introduce you guys (who haven't already seen) the Threat Modeling blog my team has recently started. There's a lot of great information already up and there will be more and more details posted as we get closer and closer to the v2.0 launch...
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    The Code Room: Hacking Las Vegas

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    " The Code Room: Hacking Las Vegas " is a mini-movie slash seminar that shows in a fun (and slightly cheesy) way the real impact of security vulnerabilities in web application code. In this edition a group of hackers steal $400,000 dollars by exploiting...
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    Bill Gates at RSA '06 - In 45 Minutes

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    8:15AM PST- If you have some time, check out Bill Gates' keynote at RSA '06. It's starting in 45 minutes. It's being webcasted here: http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/mikenash.mspx . If you happen to be at RSA '06 yourself, make sure to check...
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    So you want to be a CISSP?

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    Recently a friend of mine from Toronto emailed me asking about the CISSP certification that I had spoken to him about; he asked me some questions about it and when I was replying thought, there may be actually a lot of people out there with similar questions...
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    Firewall Security

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    Recently Larry Osterman posted on his blog this excellent post: Firewalls: A history Lesson . And I must say, I agree with him completely. Recently I was reading an article (sorry lost the link) which reported that the top security concern for InfoSec...
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