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Feeling fatigued? Cloud-based SIEM relieves security team burnout

Most CISOs and CSOs are worried that a growing volume of alerts is causing burnout among their teams, according to new research from IDG. You can learn about additional challenges to security operations teams by reading the IDG report SIEM ... continue reading
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UEFI scanner brings Microsoft Defender ATP protection to a new level

Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Microsoft Defender ATP) is extending its protection capabilities to the firmware level with a new Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) scanner. Hardware and firmware-level attacks have continued to rise in recent years, as modern security ... continue reading

Be prepared for what’s next: Accelerate cloud migration

We are in the midst of unprecedented times with far-reaching implications of the global health crisis to healthcare, public policy, and the economy. Organizations are fundamentally changing how they run their businesses, ensure the safety of their workforce, and keep ... continue reading

Managing cybersecurity like a business risks: Part 1—Modeling opportunities and threats

In recent years, cybersecurity has been elevated to a C-suite and board-level concern. This is appropriate given the stakes. Data breaches can have significant impact on a company’s reputation and profits. But, although businesses now consider cyberattacks a business risk, ... continue reading
Mitigating vulnerabilities in endpoint network stacks

Mitigating vulnerabilities in endpoint network stacks

The skyrocketing demand for tools that enable real-time collaboration, remote desktops for accessing company information, and other services that enable remote work underlines the tremendous importance of building and shipping secure products and services. While this is magnified as organizations ... continue reading

MsQuic is Open Source

Microsoft is open sourcing our QUIC library, MsQuic, on GitHub under an MIT license. MsQuic is a cross-platform, general-purpose library that implements the QUIC transport protocol. QUIC is being standardized by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). MsQuic is a ... continue reading
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Ransomware groups continue to target healthcare, critical services; here’s how to reduce risk

At a time when remote work is becoming universal and the strain on SecOps, especially in healthcare and critical industries, has never been higher, ransomware actors are unrelenting, continuing their normal operations. Multiple ransomware groups that have been accumulating access ... continue reading
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Azure Maps updates offer new features and expanded availability

This blog post was co-authored by Chad Raynor, Principal Program Manager, Azure Maps. Updates to Azure Maps services include new and recently added features, including the general availability of Azure Maps services on Microsoft Azure Government cloud. Here is a ... continue reading
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Accelerating digital transformation in manufacturing

Digital transformation in manufacturing has the potential to increase annual global economic value by $4.5 trillion according to the IDC MarketScape.i With so much upside, manufacturers are looking at how technologies like IoT, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI) can ... continue reading
Configuring the MIM 2016 Microsoft Generic SQL Connector for Oracle Date Time Values

Configuring the MIM 2016 Microsoft Generic SQL Connector for Oracle Date Time Values

Hello, my name is Joe Zinn and I am a Senior Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft supporting Azure, Identity, AD Connect, FIM and MIM solutions in the US. I recently ran into a few issues exporting dates from MIM 2016 ... continue reading