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Teach Kids Mobile Safety brochure  (view content)

This brochure discusses how to work with kids to set clear limits for mobile device use, and responsible use as well as how to get help from technology and what to do if there are problems.


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Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure (view content)

Video- Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure (view content)

In July 2010, Microsoft announced a shift in philosophy on vulnerability disclosure, reframing its practice of Responsible Disclosure and moving to adopt Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure as its new approach. The purpose of this shift was to move away from the endless and often unproductive debate between responsible and full disclosure proponents, and focus instead on the heightened role that coordination plays in minimizing risk to customers.  Microsoft believes that the process of vulnerability disclosure is a shared responsibility best practiced in strong coordination between finders, vendors, and protection providers working together to protect customers, businesses, and critical infrastructure.



Adding Usable Security to the SDL (view content)

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Adam Shostack blogs about adding usable security to the SDL- “Lately, I’ve been focused on how we bring the engineering of usable security into the SDL. When I say usable security, I mean that for those times when we need to ask a user for input on something only they know. (For example, are you connecting to a coffee shop network or your work network? Are you trying to print to a printer you’ve never used before?) We want to ensure that those questions enable users to make security decisions in accordance with their preferences and goals”.


National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) Partnership (view content)

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Microsoft has partnered with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) since its inception nearly a decade ago. Founded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), NCSA’s mission is to help increase awareness of Internet safety and security, and to educate people about how to best protect themselves and their devices. Microsoft works with the NCSA on many issues and activities, including strategic programs and projects, market research and industry and public outreach.


Beware of bin Laden malware on the web and in email (view content)

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Cybercriminals are quick to put up fraudulent websites that people will find when they’re searching for popular news topics. These sites often contain fake security software that tries to trick you into to downloading malware by making you think that your security is at risk.

Posted May 13, 2011 by Robert Smit in Security

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