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by on September 2, 2009

Woof the puppy linux builder Can build Arch, Debian and a few others…nice! Will have to try this…

Cloud Security Frame

by on August 19, 2009

I posted a draft of our Cloud Security Frame at Shaping Software .  This frame is especially important because we’re using it to help us map out the Cloud security space for our patterns & practices Cloud Security Guidance project.  It’s helps us scope our project.  The frame is basically a set of Hot Spots.  We use the Hot Spots to find, organize, and share principles, patterns, and practices.  We also use the Hot Spots to find pain points and opportunity or to organize key engineering decisions.  Here is our current set of Hot Spots: Auditing and Logging Authentication Authorization Communication Configuration Management Cryptography Exception Management Sensitive Data Session Management Validation In this case, since it’s a security frame, we’re using the Hot Spots to organize threats, attacks, vulnerabilities and countermeasures.  This helps make the information more actionable and relevant.  We’re sharing this early and often so that you can give feedback and help us shape it as we go.

Communication Isn’t the Only Source of Conflict

by on August 12, 2009

I wrote a post on how Poor Communication isn’t the Source of Most Conflicts at Sources of Insight .  The gist is this: rather than blame communication as the source of conflict, explore other sources as well.  For example, conflict can also stem from how your group is organized, to personality conflicts, or conflicts in values.  When you know what the source is, you can use the right tool for the job.

Got 7?

by on August 6, 2009

The RTM (Release to Manufacturing) version of Windows 7 is now available for download to MSDN and TechNet subscribers!  I know I’ll be spending the weekend refreshing my machines. Also available as of yesterday is the RC version of Windows XP Mode .  XP Mode is a Virtual PC image of XP Service Pack 3 that owners of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate can download free of charge from Microsoft.  With XP Mode, you can continue to run those business-critical applications that aren’t yet Windows 7-ready in a ‘transparent’ XP shell on the Windows 7 desktop, thus providing the best of both worlds for your end-user: exposure to the great new features of Windows 7 and uninterrupted availability of legacy applications.