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CISO series: Strengthen your organizational immune system with cybersecurity hygiene

One of the things I love about my job is the time I get to spend with security professionals, learning firsthand about the challenges of managing security strategy and implementation day to day. There are certain themes that come up ... continue reading
Insights from the MITRE ATT&CK-based evaluation of Windows Defender ATP

Insights from the MITRE ATT&CK-based evaluation of Windows Defender ATP

In MITREs evaluation of endpoint detection and response solutions, Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection demonstrated industry-leading optics and detection capabilities. The breadth of telemetry, the strength of threat intelligence, and the advanced, automatic detection through machine learning, heuristics, and behavior ... continue reading
Secure your privileged administrative accounts with a phased roadmap

Secure your privileged administrative accounts with a phased roadmap

In my role, I often meet with CISOs and security architects who are updating their security strategy to meet the challenges of continuously evolving attacker techniques and cloud platforms. A frequent topic is prioritizing security for their highest value assets, ... continue reading
Windows Defender ATP device risk score exposes new cyberattack, drives Conditional access to protect networks

Windows Defender ATP device risk score exposes new cyberattack, drives Conditional access to protect networks

Several weeks ago, the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Windows Defender ATP) team uncovered a new cyberattack that targeted several high-profile organizations in the energy and food and beverage sectors in Asia. Given the target region and verticals, the attack ... continue reading

Security baseline (FINAL) for Windows 10 v1809 and Windows Server 2019

Microsoft is pleased to announce the final release of the security configuration baseline settings for Windows 10 October 2018 Update (a.k.a., version 1809, “Redstone 5” or “RS5”), and for Windows Server 2019. For now, download the content here: Windows-10-1809-Security-Baseline-FINAL. It ... continue reading
What’s new in Windows Defender ATP

What’s new in Windows Defender ATP

Across Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Windows Defender ATP) engineering and research teams, innovation drives our mission to protect devices in the modern workplace. Our goal is to equip security teams with the tools and insights to protect, detect, investigate, ... continue reading
5-step incident response process

Four operational practices Microsoft uses to secure the Azure platform

This is the fourth blog in a 4-part blog post series on how Microsoft Azure provides a secure foundation. Microsoft provides you with a secure foundation to host your infrastructure and applications. In the last blog in this series on ... continue reading
Attack uses malicious InPage document and outdated VLC media player to give attackers backdoor access to targets

Attack uses malicious InPage document and outdated VLC media player to give attackers backdoor access to targets

Our analysis of a targeted attack that used a language-specific word processor shows why its important to understand and protect against small-scale and localized attacks as well as broad-scale malware campaigns. The attack exploited a vulnerability in InPage, a word ... continue reading
1 Click secured Joomla on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 23

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From September 16 to September 30, 2018, 33 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below: Virtual machines 1 Click secured Joomla on ... continue reading
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