Jan De Clercq

De Clercq

Jan De Clercq is a member of HP’s Technology Consulting IT Assurance Portfolio team. He focuses on cloud security, identity and access management, architecture for Microsoft-rooted IT infrastructures, and the security of Microsoft products. He's the author of Windows Server 2003 Security Infrastructures (Digital Press) and coauthor of Microsoft Windows Security Fundamentals (Digital Press) and Cloud Computing Protected: Security Assessment Handbook (Recursive Press).

Disabling automatic Device Encryption on new devices running Windows 8.1
Device encryption is turned on by default on any clean install of Windows 8.1. Turning it off requires a registry modification.
BitLocker-based Device Encryption and Azure Active Directory
Now in Windows 10, Device Encryption can automatically encrypt devices that are joined to an Azure AD domain.
Ensuring Windows Clients Can Access SMB Encrypted File Shares on Windows Server 2012
If you already enabled SMB Encryption, you can still allow unencrypted access from legacy Windows clients by running a PowerShell script.
HSTS Support in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer
HSTS support basically means that browsers will turn insecure (HTTP) links into secure (HTTPs) links as instructed by an HSTS-compliant web server before accessing the web server content.
Differences Between Windows 10's Microsoft Passport and the One Offered in the 1990's 1
The Microsoft Passport introduced in Windows 10 is not related to this older Passport version – though it is also an authentication solution.
Securing Hyper-V with the Virtual Machine Generation Identifier
The virtual machine generation Identifier is a cryptographically random identifier that is different every time a Hyper-V virtual machine (VM) executes from a different configuration file.
BitLocker Warns Out of Space But Shows Plenty Space Available
On my BitLocker encrypted D: drive the Windows Explorer properties tell me there is hardly any free space left, even though it should at least still have 200 Gb of space. What’s causing this?
Identifying BitLocker Encryption per Drive
Find out how to locate the BitLocker status for each drive on a Windows system.
Block web browsing from critical systems such as Windows Domain Controllers 1
What’s an easy way to do block web browsing on mission critical systems?
Exporting and Sharing Certificates and Private Keys
I need to export a certificate and private key from my Windows machine and need to share these with the different administrators of our branch offices, so they can import them on one of their local member servers. What’s the most secure and easy way to do this?
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Key Attestation
What is Trusted Platform Module (TPM) key attestation and what additional security value does it bring for the protection of private keys?
Protecting the HOSTS File on Windows Systems
An unprotected HOSTS file could cause security problems for Windows systems.
Role of the User Access Logging service Included in Windows Server 2012
The User Access Logging (UAL) service is a new service that is enabled by default starting with Windows Server 2012.
How to Share Exported Certificates Securely and Easily
In Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 it is now possible to select an AD account to protect the PKCS#12-formatted files.
Making Windows PKI Clients Request New Certificates from Local Active Directory
You can instruct Windows to populate this attribute automatically for all AD-integrated or Enterprise CAs, or you can also set the site name yourself.

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