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Great blog on smartcards deployment
I just found that I've missed a great blog by Steve Patrick (from Critical Problem Resolution team) with invaluable information on SmartCard deployment, so begin with this post - So, you want to use smart cards?. Thanks for sharing this information, Steve! [subscribed]

Posted On Monday, November 20, 2006 10:13 PM

Consolidation of Managed Security Services market
Well, it didn't take long time after SecureWorks/LURHQ and IBM/ISS deals: British Telecom acquires Counterpane.

Posted On Wednesday, October 25, 2006 10:09 PM

Active Directory Certificate Server Enhancements in Windows Server Longhorn RTW
Active Directory Certificate Server Enhancements (aka Windows PKI) in Windows Server "Longhorn" guide by Carsten Kinder with help of PKI PMs was finally released to web. This comprehensive document contains information about new PKI features in Windows Server "Longhorn" such as: Cryptography API: Next Generation (aka CNG) support in CAs to provide crypto agility Unattended and integrated interactive setup options (without need to disable AIA in root CA cert) Certificate templates v3 Restricted Enrollment ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 24, 2006 11:24 PM

BitLocker cryptographic algorithm
FYI - Niels Ferguson posted a link to a document with details about cryptographic algorithm that is used in BitLocker (AES-CBC with a specialized diffuser that improves the security against manipulation attacks) at System Integrity team blog ......

Posted On Monday, September 18, 2006 7:59 AM

Attack on RSA signature implementation
Good description of Daniel Bleichenbacher's attack on RSA signature implementations that may, under some common circumstances, break SSL/TLS in Matasano blog.

Posted On Friday, September 8, 2006 9:03 PM

Joint architecture for NAP/NAC interoperability announcement
Joint architecture for Microsoft Network Access Protection (NAP) and Cisco Network Admission Control (NAC) interoperability is officially announced at Security Standard conference in Boston. More information is available in Cisco Network Admission Control and Microsoft Network Access Protection Interoperability Architecture whitepaper and NAP team blog ......

Posted On Thursday, September 7, 2006 5:18 AM

Interesting blog

I've missed the fact that Kevin Lam from ACE (Application Consulting & Engineering) Team (author of very interesting Accessing Network Security book about penetration testing) is now blogging - subscribed.

Posted On Thursday, August 17, 2006 7:22 PM

Crypto classes
Michael Howard posted a link to the lecture materials from University of Washington's cryptography class. And you should pay attention to the lecturers list: Brian LaMacchia (ex-security architect for the .NET Framework and Common Language Runtime) Josh Benaloh (senior cryptographer in Microsoft Research) John Manferdelli (Distinguished Engineer, worked on the TPM stuff at Microsoft.) BTW, does anyone mentions that v1.1 of KMDF was released? It supports Windows 2000 now, so driver developers position ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 23, 2006 6:41 PM

Identity management seminar in Moscow
Last month Rafal Lukawiecki (Project Botticelli Ltd) made a very good presentation about 'Identification and access management in heterogeneous enterprise networks' in Moscow Microsoft office (program in russian is available here). Overview and comparison of Microsoft identity management technologies (MIIS, ADFS) was the most interesting part of this presentation (especially assuming that InfoCard and other plans for future developments in this area from Microsoft was announced at RSA conference ......

Posted On Sunday, March 26, 2006 8:29 PM

SmartCard Base CSP and Windows PKI resources
Yeap, I knew that I forget someting - David Cross announced on public.security.crypto newsgroup release of the Smart Card Base Cryptographic Service Provider as free download (also available via Windows Update): Writing a Smart Card CSP has not been trivial. This has been addressed by splitting the CSP architecture to a Base CSP and Card Module architecture. The Base CSP is provided by Microsoft as a part of the platform (with this Base CSP release). Card Module is a interface supported by Microsoft ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 14, 2005 10:22 PM

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