Security Recap with Paula Januszkiewicz

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While at Tech Ed US in Houston, Richard chatted with Paula Januszkiewicz about the current state of system security. Paula talks about a new wave of exploits aimed at administrators, taking advantage of their elevated privileges to spread malware into systems. The conversation also digs into more subtle exploits, and the ability of black hats to cover their tracks by modifying logs to hide their actions. Listen also for a quick discussion on passwords and multi-factor authentication. Things are getting better!


Paula Januszkiewicz is the IT Security Auditor and Penetration Tester, Enterprise Security MVP and trainer (MCT) and Microsoft Security Trusted Advisor. She is also a top speaker at many well-known conferences including TechEd North America, TechEd Europe, TechEd Middle East, RSA, TechDays, CyberCrime, etc., and is often rated as number-one speaker. Paula is engaged as a keynote speaker for security related events and she writes articles on Windows Security. She proudly holds the role of the Security Architect at IDesign, a team of world-class architects, and she drives her own company CQURE, working on security related issues and projects. Paula has conducted hundreds of IT security audits and penetration tests, including those for governmental organizations. Her distinct specialization is definitely on Microsoft security solutions in which she holds multiple Microsoft certifications, besides being familiar with and possessing certifications in other related technologies. Paula is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others. In private, she enjoys researching new technologies, which she converts to authored trainings. She wrote a book about Threat Management Gateway 2010, and is working on her next book. Facebook: LinkedIn: Website:,

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