The Windows administrators I talk to on a regular basis generally applaud Microsoft for doing a better job at communicating with customers on security matters. One of the most mentioned examples is the Microsoft Security Response Center blog. The software giant is taking the concept even further with the launch of its new Security Vulnerability Research and Defense blog.
The first three postings of the blog appeared Dec. 27, while many of us were away for the holidays. Here’s how Microsoft describes the blog’s role in its inaugural entry:
“We expect to post every Patch Tuesday with technical information about the vulnerabilities being fixed. During our vulnerability research, we discover a lot of interesting technical information. We’re going to share as much of that information as possible here because we believe that helping you understand vulnerabilities, workarounds, and mitigations will help you more effectively secure your organization.”
Since tomorrow is Patch Tuesday, I’ll be asking around in the coming days about how this blog may or may not be helpful to the security update process.