Saturday, October 14, 2006

Security Garden Spotlight - Donna Buenaventura

Like a bee buzzing from flower to flower, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, Ms. Donna Buenaventura, certainly seems to have endless energy when it comes to keeping the public informed.

In addition to posting product security bulletins and advisories as well as news and alerts in several online communities, Donna, as she is known in the security community, is also an Administrator or Moderator at various sites, providing valuable help and advice behind the scenes.

As if that wasn't enough, Donna maintains two active blogs -- Donna's Security Flash and Internet Security. Donna's Security Flash, active since early in 2004, is regularly updated not only with security advisories and alerts, but also with pertinent general security news.

In contrast, Internet Security contains numerous helpful and educational topics. One of my favorites is System Restore and Infected Files where Donna dispells the myth that System Restore should be disabled or flushed after the antivirus, antitrojan or antispyware has finished cleaning their system.

Some might consider maintaining two blogs and helping at various online communities sufficient contributions in providing help and information. Not for Donna. With the help of contributors and volunteers, Donna is also kept busy at her highly popular website, Calendar of Updates, now in its third year of operation. As I wrote in When Do You Update:
Another option, other than manually checking each software for updates, is to review the listings at Calendar of Updates. You can select multiple views, including A to Z View, Month View, or Week View. While you're at "CoU", check out the site. It is jam-packed with information!
In addition to software update information, at Calendar of Updates you will find tutorials, blogs, help forums and more.

It is no wonder that Donna deserves to be in the spotlight.


Anonymous said...

my i have donna's website?? or maybe her biography with photo?

Corrine said...

There are links to Donna's MVP profile, her blog and website in the article.