Microsoft loses another relatively well known techie… this time from security
Jesper Johansson – Senior Security Strategist is going to Amazon.com…
This guy has truly had a lot to do with Microsoft’s overall security message the last 5 years. I haven’t agreed with everything he has said but overall he is a quite good andÂ quite technical. He has a ton of content both internal and external to Microsoft. His theories on password policy are definitely all must read even if you may not agree with all of it. Also the current Technet Magazine that just got delivered in the last week here has a great article on the LM Compatibility Levels that I was reading yesterday when I first heard thatÂ Jesper was leaving Microsoft.
When most people think of Microsoft and security,Â they think of JesperÂ (the guy with strong security opinions),Â they think of Steve RileyÂ (the surfer dude who seems crazy and has even stronger opinions),Â they think of Aaron MargosisÂ (the LUA king), they think of Michael HowardÂ (the security book writing guy – you BETTER know who this is), they think of David LeBlanc (one of the smartest Security folks Michael Howard knows). They are the most visible security content producers out of Microsoft. Sad to see Microsoft lose one of these guys.
Â Â joe
 There are some amazingly technical security folks in the wings at MSFT that you have never heard of and probably never will hear of. I was only lucky enough to meet them at a special Security MVP Summit a couple of years ago and get to see posts from many of them on an MVP/MSFT only security listserv. To say that some of those people are technically brilliant is putting them down as they are far beyond that.