Confidential Computing – A Silver Bullet for the Cloud?

When it comes to encryption and data we solved different problems. Since the invention of algorithms like DES, 3DESand/or AES symmetric encryption is something we understand and can solve. With RSA and Diffie-Helman key management and key exchange can be implemented with reasonable management overhead. This led to solid and ... Read More

IoT and Hardware Security – How Bad Will It Get?

It is obviously not new that the security of hardware devices, especially the ones in the IoT space, is not the best. Typically, these devices were not designed with security in mind – much more with functionality and ease of use. With Spectre and Meltdown last year we have seen ... Read More

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report v23 available!

I still remember the first one and now we reach version 23… It has a lot of insights into the malware and cybercrime landscape with really actionable recommendations. The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report can be accessed in different ways: Infographic – Full Report – Webinar (April 10th at ... Read More

Microsoft expands the Cloud – including Swiss Datacenters

The growing customer demand lets us expand our cloud services in new ways. Besides other exciting news, we just announced to open a Swiss region with two data centers in the Cantons Geneva and Zurich. Microsoft plans to offer enterprise cloud services for businesses, government, and NGOs from datacenter locations ... Read More
Securely Moving Workloads to the Cloud

Securely Moving Workloads to the Cloud

One debate is about the security of the Cloud and the Cloud provider. Once you decide to go there, the next question is about how to get it done. There are a few key and basic concepts to be followed. First and foremost you need to understand, which responsibilities you ... Read More

Anatomy of a Russian Information Warfare Campaign

Not only Russia, I would say… Anatomy of a Russian Information Warfare Campaign ... Read More

Leverage Artificial Intelligence for Cyber Defense

We all see a lot of chatter on Artificial Intelligence and the impact on Cyber Defense and anomaly detection. I am not clear yet how far it really takes us. I have great hopes but I do not think that it is the silver bullet. However, there are interesting success ... Read More

Why the Cloud is more secure than On Prem

Most of you might know it in the meantime: I am back at Microsoft working as an Executive Security Advisor in the Western European region. One of the reasons why I re-joined was that I want to be able to have a real impact with one of the leading providers ... Read More
The Tumb-Drive on the Sidewalk…

The Tumb-Drive on the Sidewalk…

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A little bit of fun (well, fun??): and Reality comes true… ... Read More

Digitalization and Security Regulation

This month the Swiss Federal government organized a Swiss Digital Day to help to drive the discussion within Switzerland on the impact of digitalization on the different aspects of our life.Cybersecurity is all over the place, which is very good – something which would not have been the case a ... Read More