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The psychology of social engineering—the “soft” side of cybercrime

Forty-eight percent of people will exchange their password for a piece of chocolate,[1] 91 percent of cyberattacks begin with a simple phish,[2] and two out of three people have experienced a tech support scam in the past 12 months.[3] What ... continue reading

CISO Stressbusters: Post #2: 4 tips for getting the first 6 months right as a new CISO

In your first six months in a new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) role, you will often be tasked with building a security program. For some of us this is the most exciting part of the job, but it can ... 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
Inside Microsoft Threat Protection: Mapping attack chains from cloud to endpoint

Inside Microsoft Threat Protection: Mapping attack chains from cloud to endpoint

The increasing pervasiveness of cloud services in today’s work environments, accelerated by a crisis that forced companies around the globe to shift to remote work, is significantly changing how defenders must monitor and protect organizations. Corporate data is spread across ... continue reading
Graph showing trend of COVID-19 themed attacks and mapping key events during the outbreak

Exploiting a crisis: How cybercriminals behaved during the outbreak

In the past several months, seemingly conflicting data has been published about cybercriminals taking advantage of the COVID-19 outbreak to attack consumers and enterprises alike. Big numbers can show shifts in attacker behavior and grab headlines. Cybercriminals did indeed adapt ... continue reading

Inside Identity: Moving to a passwordless world with the FIDO Alliance

We’ve been living with passwords for so long that it can be hard to imagine a world without them, but that is what Microsoft and other members of the FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance are working toward. The FIDO Alliance ... continue reading

11 security tips to help stay safe in the COVID-19 era

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our daily routines, the ways we work, and our reliance on technology. Many of us are now working remotely, students are attending classes virtually, and we’re relying more on social media and social networks to ... continue reading
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Beyond the Edge: How to Secure SMB Traffic in Windows

Hiya folks, Ned here again. Organizations are good at firewalling the network edge to stop inbound intruders. We need to move on to preventing outbound and lateral network communications. With the rise of mobile computing and ease of phishing users, ... continue reading

Biometrics – Keep Your Fingers Close

Here’s a common customer question, especially in manufacturing, government-to-citizen, and kiosk scenarios: “ I want a system where my user can walk up to any system, then scan a fingerprint (or look at a camera, or speak into a mic, ... continue reading
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Open-sourcing new COVID-19 threat intelligence

A global threat requires a global response. While the world faces the common threat of COVID-19, defenders are working overtime to protect users all over the globe from cybercriminals using COVID-19 as a lure to mount attacks. As a security ... continue reading