Security Conference Engagement

Good Things Come in Blue Packages

Hello everyone, Celene Temkin here from the MSRC Ecosystem Strategy Team. BlueHat v8: C3P0wned ended a month ago and the success of the con lives on in the outstanding training and networking done between Microsoft employees and external speakers and guests. I’m happy to say the speaker video interviews, podcasts, anecdotes and archives are live …

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State of the Union

I spent a lot of time trying to think about what to write for a BlueHat pre-conference blog entry and had a pretty hard time focusing on one topic. To handle this, I decided to comment on the state of security. While I’ve found plenty of things to be excited about with security, including improved …

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Black Hat Follow Up: Answering the Hard Questions

Handle:Silver Surfer IRL: Mike Reavey Rank: Director, MSRC Likes: Warm weather, Battlestar Galactica, and responsibly reported vulnerabilities Dislikes: Rain, Rain without end, Clouds with potential for rain, reality TV, and unpatched vulns It’s October! And for those who remember Black Hat 2008 in Las Vegas, this means the programs we announced have launched. These programs …

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What is SCPcert?

Handle:Zot IRL: Zot O’Connor Rank: Program Manager 2 Likes: Taking on the enemy with partners, Automating processes, good scotch and bourbon Dislikes: Poor reporting, FUD, miscreants, dangling participles Well it’s been a busy week at GOVCERT.NL Symposium 2008. I thank the wonderful people at GovCERT.nl for creating an amazing event. I ate many Dutch delicacies, …

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Why CERTs are Important to the MSRC

Handle:Zot IRL: Zot O’Connor Rank: Program Manager 2 Likes: Taking on the enemy with partners, Automating processes, good scotch and bourbon Dislikes: Poor reporting, FUD, miscreants, dangling participles As I am traveling in Europe, about to attend the GOVCERT.NL Symposium 2008, I wanted to explain how we work with Guidance Providers (CERTs and similar groups) …

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The Valley Between Black & Blue

Handle:C-Lizzle IRL: Celene Temkin Rank: BlueHat Project Manager Likes: Culinary warfare, BlueHat hackers and responsible disclosure Dislikes: Acts of hubris, MySpace, orange mocha Frappaccinos! I affectionately call this time between summer conferences, the black and blue phase, where I wear security like a Hypercolor t-shirt, changing colors depending on where we are in our conference …

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