Trusted Senders…

I have received a lot of spam in my day, and I have looked at some of it to see what tricks the bad guys are playing.  I received this e-mail on my phone this morning.  Please note, it was in my Inbox, and did not go into Junk. Does Microsoft use contractions? You’ve in... Continue Reading →

Dynamic Lock: Walk away securely.

One of my pet peeves when walking through organizations that I consult for is seeing unlocked and unattended workstations.  I hate seeing this, knowing that anyone can sit down at their desk and do... whatever.  I know people who would sit down at these unlocked workstations, and send an e-mail to the entire organization (in... Continue Reading →

SCM is gone… Say Hi to SCT.

For the past several years nearly every client of mine (that I have consulted on Active Directory) has been introduced to the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM), a great tool that helped create Group Policy Objects (GPOs) for any number of Organizational Units (OUs), including Default Domain Policy, Domain Controller Policy, Client Workstation Policy, and... Continue Reading →

Folder Redirection: Where’d these warnings come from?

Congratulations.  You have decided to implement a Folder Redirection policy on your domain.  There are real advantages to this, not the least of which is that all of your users’ profile folders will get backed up centrally… and that when they change computers their files and settings are just there. You have created a Group... Continue Reading →

1-2-3-4-5 BitLocker 9-8-7-6-5

I was sitting in a planning meeting with a client recently in which we were discussing ways of protecting end-user machines, especially laptops that were in and out of the office.  The previous convention relied on BIOS locks that were proprietary to the hardware manufacturer, and required the end user to either enter two passwords... Continue Reading →

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: