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  • Blog Post: VIDEO: Crypto Primer, Understanding Cryptography, Certificates, Public/Private Key and Digital Signatures

    I wrote a cryptography post quite some time ago which has proven quite popular. I thought I’d make a cartoon video of it so you could just sit back and enjoy it without having to take an active part in “reading” it… You can always just go through the previous post in your own time absorbing each of the...
  • Blog Post: Secure Your Windows Azure SQL Database

      Securing your data is important and you have lots of options in Windows Azure SQL Database according to your needs.   If you read my previous article Windows Azure SQL Database - How to create Windows Azure SQL Database you know basics of more
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure SQL Database Security Scenarios and Tips

      I’ve summarized Windows Azure SQL Database security topic in my previous post Secure Your Windows Azure SQL Database .   In this article, I’ll show you interesting scenarios that you can use with your applications or services. I’ll just give more
  • Blog Post: Announcement: Free eBook on Security for Office 2010 and Office 365

    If you work on Office 2010 and/or Office 365 then there’s a free eBook you might find useful. Security and Privacy for Microsoft Office 2010 Users (ISBN 9780735668836), by Mitch Tulloch , offers concise, how-to guidance and best practices to help protect your documents and your ideas. •...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Security Standards–Video 1

    In this video interview, Pete Satchwell from Microsoft talks about cloud computing security standards and puts some meaning around all the numbers. WHat does ISO27001 actually mean, how can you apply it in some meaningful way to your business and are the standards addressing the things you need to be...
  • Blog Post: Security and Compliance–Not the Same Thing

    It isn’t really an issue of “is this a secure platform on which to write this code”, it’s more an issue of “does this platform comply with a standard that has been created by somebody else in an attempt to make my life easier by doing all my thinking for me ”. When a standard, certification, accreditation...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Security Standards

    They seem to be random character strings: ISO 27001/IEC 2005, SAS 70 Type II, SSAE-16, PCI DSS, EU DPD 9546 EC… But there is a value behind each one of them, if you understand the story. If we discount the smaller niche cloud players who provide very specialised services – let’s concentrate on the high...
  • Blog Post: Don’t forget, TechDays Online Talk: Security integration with the cloud using Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). 22-March at 14:00 GMT (07:00 PST)

    I’ll be covering how to set up ADFS 2.0 for authenticating to Windows Azure apps and Office 365. The talk is basically in 2 sections – integration with Windows Azure and integration with Office 365. So it’ll go: ADFS ==> App Fab ACS ==> Azure App. ADFS ==> MFG ==> Office 365. I’ll talk about...
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