Links for January 27, 2009

From WindowSecurity.comWriting an Effective Security Policy. How to write an effective security policy, covering elements of technical controls that should be found in the majority of policies in the world of PCI DSS, SOX, Euro SoX, Hippa and ISO 127001. Part 1 and Part 2.

Obama Administration Outlines Cyber Security Strategy from Security Fix

Also Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency from the Center for Strategic and International Studies

What I Use (January 2009 Update) from Paul Thurrott’s SuperSite for Windows – An update to the list of what Paul Thurrott uses…

Internet Explorer 8:

WSUS 3.0 SP2 Beta Available for Download – from Wsus — Blogs, Pictures, and more

IBM has released a Lotus Domino Access for Microsoft Outlook (DAMO) FAQ

Brand New Comprehensive Resource for IIS 7.0 – from Windows Server Division WebLog – After months of hard work, the IIS development team has put together a brand new technical reference on IIS 7.0 configuration.

Limited Time: Microsoft Partner Releases $500 LANsurveyor Plug-in for Visio 2007 for Free – via The Road to Know Where – For a limited time (until March 31) Microsoft partner, SolarWinds, is providing their $499 LANsurveyor Express plug-in for Visio 2007 for FREE!

LANsurveyor Express is a powerful Microsoft Visio 2007 plug-in that makes it easy to get comprehensive network maps in just minutes! Accessible via the Visio toolbar, LANsurveyor Express automatically discovers your network and produces topology maps in Visio format. Plus, LANsurveyor Express uses Visio SmartShapes to represent your network devices and populates each node’s custom properties with the node’s IP address, network name, and fully-qualified domain name.

Microsoft Releases Updated SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Add-in for Office 2007  – from The Road to Know Where

Microsoft Provides Free "Fix it for me" Online Knowledge Based Help -from The Road to Know Where – Microsoft’s "Fix it for me" Knowledge Base Articles provide "automatic" solutions to many problems…

Auditing Infected Systems for Viruses and Trojans with Nessus – from Tenable Network Security by Ron Gula

Microsoft Security Assessment Tool – The Microsoft Security Assessment Tool (MSAT) is a free tool designed to help organizations like yours assess weaknesses in your current IT security environment, reveal a prioritized list of issues, and help provide specific guidance to minimize those risks. MSAT is an easy, cost-effective way to begin strengthening the security of your computing environment and your business. Begin the process by taking a snapshot of your current security state, and then use MSAT to continuously monitor your infrastructure’s ability to respond to security threats.

Connect with your peers on the TechNet IT Manager Community – from Technet News – The new Microsoft TechNet IT Management Community Hub is now ready! It’s a place for IT Managers to connect, find resources, and get the information they need. Check out webcasts and podcasts from Industry leaders, blogs, community forums and more.


Steve Mullen has been involved in information technology for over 35 years. He is also actively involved in the music program (voice and English hand bells) and Vestry of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Damascus, MD.

Posted in IE8, Internet Explorer, Internet Explorer8, Microsoft, Nessus, Security, Technet, WSUS
One comment on “Links for January 27, 2009
  1. BillyCrowe says:

    Hi Steve,

    You have a great blog. I learned something here. I thought this MSAT has affinities with

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