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Industry-wide partnership on threat-informed defense improves security for all

MITRE Engenuity’s Center for Threat-Informed Defense has published a library of detailed plans for emulating the threat actor FIN6 (which Microsoft tracks as TAAL), a collection of threat intelligence, MITRE ATT&CK data, supporting scripts, and utilities designed to enable red ... continue reading
Force firmware code to be measured and attested by Secure Launch on Windows 10

Force firmware code to be measured and attested by Secure Launch on Windows 10

You cannot build something great on a weak foundation – and security is no exception. Windows is filled with important security features like Hypervisor-protected code integrity (HVCI) and Windows Defender Credential Guard that protect users from advanced hardware and firmware ... continue reading
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Stopping Active Directory attacks and other post-exploitation behavior with AMSI and machine learning

When attackers successfully breach a target network, their typical next step is to perform reconnaissance of the network, elevate their privileges, and move laterally to reach specific machines or spread as widely as possible. For these activities, attackers often probe ... continue reading
Taking Transport Layer Security (TLS) to the next level with TLS 1.3

Taking Transport Layer Security (TLS) to the next level with TLS 1.3

Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.3 is now enabled by default on Windows 10 Insider Preview builds, starting with Build 20170, the first step in a broader rollout to Windows 10 systems. TLS 1.3 is the latest version of the internet’s ... continue reading
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Inside Microsoft Threat Protection: Solving cross-domain security incidents through the power of correlation analytics

In theory, a cyberattack can be disrupted at every phase of the attack chain. In reality, however, defense stack boundaries should overlap in order to be effective. When a threat comes via email, for example, even with good security solutions ... continue reading
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Seeing the big picture: Deep learning-based fusion of behavior signals for threat detection

The application of deep learning and other machine learning methods to threat detection on endpoints, email and docs, apps, and identities drives a significant piece of the coordinated defense delivered by Microsoft Threat Protection. Within each domain as well as ... continue reading
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Inside Microsoft Threat Protection: Correlating and consolidating attacks into incidents

Cybersecurity incidents are never contained to just one of your organization’s assets. Most attacks involve multiple elements across domains, including email, endpoints, identities, and applications. To rapidly understand and address incidents, your Security Operations Center (SOC) analysts need to be ... continue reading
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Introducing Kernel Data Protection, a new platform security technology for preventing data corruption

Attackers, confronted by security technologies that prevent memory corruption, like Code Integrity (CI) and Control Flow Guard (CFG), are expectedly shifting their techniques towards data corruption. Attackers use data corruption techniques to target system security policy, escalate privileges, tamper with ... continue reading
Defending Exchange servers under attack

Defending Exchange servers under attack

Securing Exchange servers is one of the most important things defenders can do to limit organizational exposure to attacks. Any threat or vulnerability impacting Exchange servers should be treated with the highest priority because these servers contain critical business data, ... continue reading

Microsoft continues to extend security for all with mobile protection for Android

Just a year ago, we shared our first steps on a journey to enable our customers to protect endpoints running a variety of platforms with our announcement of Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac. Knowing that each of our customers have ... continue reading