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Conditional access for the Azure AD combined MFA and password reset registration experience

Conditional access for the Azure AD combined MFA and password reset registration experience

Howdy folks, More and more organizations are using Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to protect their access and self-service password reset (SSPR) to reduce support costs and empower their users to manage their credential recovery. Our internal studies show that customers can ... continue reading

Ovum recommends Microsoft security to safeguard your hybrid and multi cloud environments

According to a new Ovum report, “[Azure Sentinel]…positions [Microsoft] to be a force for change in a security information and events management (SIEM) market that is ripe for disruption at the moment.” As enterprises migrate to the cloud, they’re increasingly ... continue reading

3 investments Microsoft is making to improve identity management

As a large enterprise with global reach, Microsoft has the same security risks as its customers. We have a distributed, mobile workforce who access corporate resources from external networks. Many individuals struggle to remember complex passwords or reuse one password ... continue reading

Get security beyond Microsoft products with Microsoft 365

Over time, organizations and individuals acquire stuff. Things we love and things we need. Things we don’t need but can’t seem to get rid of. I was confronted with this challenge when we bought a 1908 craftsman home. How could ... continue reading

Security baseline (DRAFT) for Windows 10 v1903 and Windows Server v1903

Microsoft is pleased to announce the draft release of the security configuration baseline settings for Windows 10 version 1903 (a.k.a., “19H1”), and for Windows Server version 1903. Please evaluate these proposed baselines and send us your feedback via blog comments ... continue reading
Gain insights into your Azure AD resources with Log Analytics Workbooks

Gain insights into your Azure AD resources with Log Analytics Workbooks

Today, I am excited to announce that the integration of Azure AD Activity Logs with Azure Monitor is now generally available in the public cloud. This is one of our customers top requested features and when we announced the public ... continue reading
Five tips to improve the migration process to Azure Active Directory

Five tips to improve the migration process to Azure Active Directory

Hello! This is Sue Bohn, director of program management for Identity and Access Management. I’m thrilled to announce the first post in our Voice of the Partner blog series. Today we’ve invited Joe Stocker of Patriot Consulting to share five ... continue reading
Attack chain diagram

Analysis of a targeted attack exploiting the WinRar CVE-2018-20250 vulnerability

In early March, we discovered a cyberattack that used an exploit for CVE-2018-20250, an old WinRar vulnerability disclosed just several weeks prior, and targeted organizations in the satellite and communications industry. A complex attack chain incorporating multiple code execution techniques ... continue reading
tax-related phishing document with malicious macro code

Steer clear of tax scams

In the month of February, we saw an average of 300,000 phishing attempts across Microsoft’s browsing platforms daily. Our security experts expect these attempted scams to become increasingly more prevalent through the April 15 Tax Day, especially in the two ... continue reading
Azure AD Mailbag: MFA Q&A, Round 8!

Azure AD Mailbag: MFA Q&A, Round 8!

Hey y'all, Mark back for another quick MFA (multi-factor authentication) mailbag. Now I know what you might be thinking: another MFA mailbag? Where are the others? Didn't you just start this up? Well, you might not know that we've done ... continue reading