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  • Blog Post: Information Security - Next Steps in Identity for UK Police Forces

    With the recent Police National Database (PND) and Identity and Access Management (IAM) initiatives a number of Police forces chose to deploy local IAM technologies, integrated with the Central Services PKI infrastructure and accredited by the ‘Scheme for Police’ standard, instead of the...
  • Blog Post: Smarter Government – Identity Management with Forefront Identity Manager (Webinar)

    Public sector organisations are seeking new ways to reduce the complexity of managing and securing users, devices, and corporate assets. The need to give the right people the right access to the right information is a challenge that public sector organisations need to address. The increased proliferation...
  • Blog Post: Information Security – Free Webinar on Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 (September 28th)

    The Information Commissioner (ICO) is increasingly proactive in publicising organisations that are in serious breach of data protection and privacy and can now levy fines of up to £500,000 for each serious breach of data protection. The news section of the ICO website identifies a variety of public...
  • Blog Post: Smarter Government – Web Seminar on Secure Remote Working on July 14

    As well as improving individual productivity and reducing carbon footprint, providing the technology to enable remote working also supports government agencies and local authorities in reducing the requirement for office real estate and can deliver cashable savings. One of the concerns of many organisations...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Licensing, Roadmap and Security – 38 briefings in 7 cities across the UK

    Microsoft experts are hitting the road across the UK in the coming months to deliver half-day briefings on a range of topics including licensing, our software roadmap and security. Topics that our customers ask to be kept up-to-date and informed about. These briefings are packed with information,...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Security - Know your network better than the attacker

    "Know your network better than the attacker " is one of the nuggets of advice from an excellent white paper, ‘ Cybersecurity for Open Government ’, produced by Microsoft Cybersecurity experts. Although aimed primarily at the requirements of the USA Federal Government, the interconnected cyberworld...
  • Blog Post: Live Meetings - No Need to Miss the Unmissable

    Although I can offer neither the sophistication of BBC iPlayer nor the richness of iPlayer's content, I can offer you the opportunity to experience the recent Live Meetings for our public sector customers on Windows 7 and Identity Management delivered by Microsoft subject matter experts and our partners...
  • Blog Post: Secure Identity Management – Live Meeting (Webinar) on June 11th

    All public sector organisations take security seriously. Protecting sensitive information and ensuring access only for authorised users are important safeguards. However, effective security and identity management can create cumbersome overheads for public sector organisations to manage. Our next...
  • Blog Post: Live Meetings (Webinars) on Simplifying IT Operations

    Public sector budgets are under severe pressure and obtaining value for money is of paramount importance. It is essential therefore that any new investment in IT delivers genuine efficiency savings and productivity benefits. Microsoft is running a series of Live Meetings (webinars) together with...
  • Blog Post: Presentations from Public Sector Information Governance and Security Conference

    On September 30 th , we held the 2 nd Microsoft Public Sector Information Governance and Security Conference to a full house of over 100 customers and partners. We were delighted that Owen Pengelly, Head of Information Security and Assurance at the Cabinet Office, was able to take part and provide an...
  • Blog Post: Who watches the watchers? – Information governance in the Public Sector

    The Roman poet Juvenal first raised this concern in his Latin phrase: quis custodiet ipsos custodies? This suggests that the challenge of who watches the watchers is a dilemma that society has grappled with for many centuries. Why do I raise it here? The news that there has been over 500,000 requests...
  • Blog Post: Security Matters – Microsoft at InfoSecurity Europe 2008

    InfoSecurity Europe 2008 takes place at Olympia in London from Tuesday April 22 to Thursday April 24 th . If you are planning on going, you'll find Microsoft in our dedicated area – the Pillar Room. This will be clearly signposted in all the bumph ( technical term! ) you will be handed when you walk...
  • Blog Post: Workshops: Building Citizen Confidence in Public Services Online

    Microsoft is running a programme of workshops on Building User Trust in Public Services , in several cities throughout April and May. These workshops will provide you with the opportunity to understand our strategy for identity management in the delivery of public services and include a series of presentations...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Law Enforcement Conference - April 2-4, 2008

    Microsoft UK’s Chief Security Adviser, Ed Gibson, is running his 2 nd Public Sector Law Enforcement Conference from April 2-4, 2008 at our offices in Reading. I can genuinely say that this conference is back by popular demand as the first law enforcement conference in autumn 2007 was a ‘sell-out’ with...
  • Blog Post: Which Anti for what and who?

    Microsoft has various anti-virus and anti-spyware products available these days - including Defender, OneCare and Forefront - and I confess that I've been getting a tad confused about what they all do and who would use each one! I've now found this really useful webpage which has a very neat little table...
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