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Microsoft Security360 Preview: Digital Certificates

Industry experts take the guesswork out of strong authentication during the monthly webcast.

Security360 is a monthly webcast series hosted by Mike Nash, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President Security Business & Technology Unit. Each 60-minute webcast focuses on a specific security topic and includes commentary from security industry experts outside of Microsoft. Security360 also features a “Checklist” of recommendations and resources to help guide your security strategy, a live question and answer session, and a progress update on Microsoft security enhancements.

Security360 is now available with localized subtitles in nine languages.

Bonus: Attend any webcast in this series and qualify to win a 40 gigabyte Creative Zen MP3 player ( official rules ). Offer open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.

Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: Security360 with Mike Nash: Building a Secure, Connected Infrastructure with Digital Certificates
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
9:00 A.M.–10:00 A.M. Pacific Time

X.509 digital certificates provide the highest assurance and most flexible authentication infrastructure. Join us as we discuss this technology, its legacy, and the challenges associated with it.

Digital certificates provide one of the strongest authentication infrastructures that exist. But until recently, the cost and complexity of implementing them has left companies questioning whether it’s worth the effort.

Today, because of the growing requirements for strong authentication and security services like smartcard-based authentication and IPSEC, quarantine technologies like Network Access Protection, and business drivers such as cost, information protection and regulatory compliance, what was once considered a luxury in the business world is rapidly becoming a necessity.

To help unravel the questions around digital certificates, when they should be employed, and how to implement them, hosts Mike Nash and Amy Roberts will tackle the issue during this month’s Microsoft Security360 webcast on April 18.

Guests for this month’s discussion include Candy Stark, security project manager for Microsoft IT; Gary Secrest, director of worldwide information security at Johnson & Johnson; Dan Blum, senior vice president and research director of Burton Group; Conrad Bayer, group program manager of Windows Security at Microsoft; Steve Sanders, senior technology analyst for Southern Company; David Cross, director of program management for Windows Security at Microsoft, and Brian Komar, president of  Ident-IT.http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2006/apr06/04-14Security360.mspx

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