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The Effective Security Practices Whitepaper Series

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  • Language: English

The Effective Security Practices Whitepaper Series

  • Information security is a very dynamic field: legislation keeps changing, technology keeps evolving, and the attacker community continues to be more sophisticated. This turmoil has forced security practitioners to think creatively to address some very difficult problems. Much of this innovation has been locked away within corporations as they have made isolated progress on issues like security metrics, security risk management frameworks, and security policy. In order to address this discrepancy, Microsoft commissioned a whitepaper series to share key security innovations. Whitepaper topics came from participants in Microsoft’s CSO Council - a semi-annual gathering of security executives from leading global organizations who serve as advisors to Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing group.Our goal is to share practices “from-the-trenches” that address some of the toughest problems in security. After numerous interviews, discussions, and debates with these thought leaders, a collection of effective practices emerged. While much remains to be done, we hope these papers fuel the discussion and help facilitate further sharing in the field of IT security.


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Cloud Security_Final.pdfa4983df2cb0a5c40e195d4f84ab371fab0e2bd90169 KB
Consumerization_Final.pdf617597b3783faaa90b3fac092971e9148532dc1c117 KB
Practical Security Metrics_Final.pdff67e0cb3f8acdbbf176f9caceb78ae3925aa1c6e126 KB
Risk Management Frameworks_Final.pdf9a7c7cba1fa5349f60e8d5773ce5be030ac16552248 KB
Social Networks and Security_Final.pdfe24e02837a74d433db758c4114602370f38f0647189 KB

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