Microsoft Security Newsletter – Volume 2, Issue 8

In this month’s MS security newsletter, I happened to be chosen for MVP of the month:

MVP Update

Paul Laudanski  
MVP of the Month: Paul Laudanski – Windows Security
Paul Laudanski, a.k.a. Zhen-Xjell, has been a techno-geek since the 1970s. Laudanski’s first genuine computer experience was with the Commodore-64 and a 300 Baud modem running a 24/7 colored ASCII BBS. In the 1980s he became involved in DOS and Windows. During the 1990s he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in pure Mathematics and expanded his reach into PCBoard, Centipede, Ygdrasil, Fidonet, Unix, and Linux. These days Laudanski loves to hang out at (which he founded in 2002), as well as other security-related lists and Web sites. His passions include programming, system hardening, security, and privacy. Paul and his wife (who is also a Microsoft MVP in Windows Security and wrote the MVP Article of the Month below) are proud parents of their first son.

Greetings fellow netizens

Much to my surprise and excitement I was recently nominated and awarded the Microsoft MVP for Windows-Security in April 2005.  Because I did not expect to ever receive such a recognition, I’ve taken it seriously and with much joy.  Thank you to everyone for the award.  Along with this my wife Robin Laudanski also received the same award, and then a couple days later our first born child arrived.  Ergo, April 2005 is quite the experience!

I’d also like to thank Susan for creating this blog for me at  I hope I can continue to bring justice to the MVP title as all the other MVP giants do today.

To that end, I plan on using this blog for discussion of news and writing papers about security and privacy and all that is found within those huge melting pots.  So being that this is my first article, I just wanted to again express my sincerest thank you to all.  Security and privacy on the Net wouldn’t be as exciting if it were not for all the wonderful folks I’ve come to know through out the years.  You all have shown me the best of ways in communicating with others and generating positive healthy family environments.