The Security Guy Blog Adds Video!!

This is something that I’ve been attempting to do for quite awhile, but as you can imagine, traveling every week precludes a lot of testing. Now that I’ve got a few weeks to play with this stuff, do expense reports, and remember where my house is….I’m trying to get more and more creative. I think this is a perfect outlet for a former film major (Yes….I spent 2 years as a film major….quickly realizing that the ROTC guy was the one who didn’t blend in well.), so expect to see some pretty unique stuff here as I get past the technical learning curves.

Before I go a single step further in this process, I absolutely need to thank Keith Combs (aka “Mr. Spielberg”) for his tireless efforts in breaking ground and actually documenting the steps for video delivery. Keith….you’ll get the nod during my first Academy nomination.

Video for Security Geeks

Two weeks ago, at TechEd North America 2008, I piloted a new way to deliver sessions… without ANY Powerpoints! The feedback was extremely positive. The bad news is, we didn’t advertise it very well. The good news is, the videotaped every one of my 4 sessions and gave me access to the bits!!! So I thought this would be a great time to start learning all the video editing, adding in text overlays, uploading to Silverlight, etc. Eventually you’ll also be able to see all of my sessions up on the TechEd Online website.

Here’s the tricky part: I know no one wants to sit through a 50-minute session on video. The capacity to host a video on our streaming servers is also limited. In order to satisfy both requirements, I’ve taken each of my TechEd video sessions, and chopped it up into easily digestible 15 minute chunks. Easier to sit through, easier to encode for me, and Silverlight won’t throw me nasty error messages. Everyone wins!!

The Security Show: Episode One – Meet The Feds, Part 1

This is the first part of Day 1 that we shot at TechEd 2008. It’s a discussion with FBI Special Agent Allyn Lynd of the Dallas FBI cybercrime squad. (Due to the undercover work he sometimes does, Agent Lynd asked to be shot off camera.) The conversation is extremely interesting and I hope you enjoy our discussion as we talk about cybercrime, what a typical FBI day is like, and some of the risks that exist out there. Later on, Agent Lynd is going to take us through some case studies and explain some of the cool stuff he does.

Future Videos

Please let me know what it is you guys are interested in seeing here. I thought maybe a tour of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, or a chat with some of your peers and how they’re handling the tough security issues? No good director goes into a project without a good treatise or screenplay. You provide the ideas, and I’ll provide the camera and editing work.