Checklists a Day: Week in Review – May 30, 2009

James TaralaAudit, Free Audit Checklists, Tools

Each week via Twitter we post a daily audit checklist tweet for all the IS auditors and security administrators out there in the tweet-o-sphere. But, we realize not everyone is ready for Twitter, and many of your are still resisting (you can keep trying, but eventually you will give in and start tweeting, everyone will eventually…), so we’ve decided to … Read More

Twitter Tips for Info Sec Twerps

Kelli TaralaAudit, Tools

We have been spending a lot of time on Twitter here at Enclave Security and we have put together a short list of ideas for Info Sec pros who are interesting in becoming more active on Twitter. 
•    Twitter is not so much about conversations; it is about sending out the message. As you know, both can […]

Kylin: Secure Operating System for Chinese Systems

Kelli TaralaTools

You have probably read about Microsoft’s partnership with the United States Air Force that revamped a secure version of Windows XP for deployment.  Microsoft partnered with the Air Force to deploy a version of XP with more than 600 settings locked down, and critical security patches installed in an average of 72 hours instead of […]

Microsoft Vista Resource Kit e-Book Free!

Kelli TaralaMicrosoft Windows, Sharpen the Saw, Tools, Training

 Here it is the granddaddy of them all! Microsoft Press is offering the Windows Vista Resource Kit, including Service Pack 1 in e-book format. You can study all 1693 pages of the Resouce Kit and easily search for key terms. The Table of Contents include:

Overview
Deployment
Desktop Management
Desktop Maintenance
Networking
Troubleshooting
 
 Windows Vista Resource Kit, Second Edition
By Mitch Tulloch, Tony […]

Learn about Hyper-V Security with this e-book

Kelli TaralaMicrosoft Windows, Sharpen the Saw, Tools, Training

Many security professionals are familiar with VMware and have been addressing their security architecture concerns surrounding virtualization. Microsoft’s virtualization software Hyper-V, available as a free stand-alone version, was released on October 1, 2008.  Hyper-V is a variant of Windows Server 2008 “Core”  in which other Windows 2008 Server Roles are disabled, and there are limited […]

More Free e-Books from Microsoft

Kelli TaralaMicrosoft Windows, Sharpen the Saw, Tools, Training

Microsoft is offering free ebooks in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Microsoft Press. You can sign up for their newsletter for future notification of free books when you click the links below.
Windows Server 2008 Core Administrator’s Pocket Consultant
By Mitch Tulloch with the Windows Server Core Team at Microsoft
ISBN: 9780735626263
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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration Services […]

Training is still a business value in tough times

Kelli TaralaSANS Institute, Sharpen the Saw, Tools, Training

Recent research from Microsoft Corporation and the SANS Institute highlight the importance of training to individuals as well as organizations. The most interesting conversation is non-tangible benefits of training. The positive experience of learning new things and sharing with co-workers really provide valuable to a company. A couple highlights include:

Improved team productivity. Studies show that […]

New Years Resolution: Read more free e-books on new technologies

Kelli TaralaSharpen the Saw, Tools, Training

Microsoft is offering free ebooks in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Microsoft Press. You can sign up for their newsletter for future notification of free books when you click the links below.
Here are a couple of books that are available already:
Understanding IPv6, Second Edition
by Joseph Davies
ISBN: 9780735624467Now updated for Windows Server 2008 and Windows […]