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Step 9. Protect your OS: top 10 actions to secure your environment

In “Step 9. Protect your OS” of the Top 10 actions to secure your environment blog series, we provide resources to help you configure Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Microsoft Defender ATP) to defend your Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, and ... continue reading
Phishing with the Sharks Using the Attack Simulator

Phishing with the Sharks Using the Attack Simulator

First published on TECHNET on Dec 03, 2018Hello, Paul Bergson back again. It is late fall and once again playoff time for High School and Collegiate volleyball. Women's volleyball in Minnesota is a big deal and I have played and ... continue reading
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Executing on the vision of Microsoft Threat Protection

Over the last several months, we’ve provided regular updates on the rapid progress we’re making with Microsoft Threat Protection, which enables your organization to: Protect your assets with identity-driven security and powerful conditional access policies which ensure your assets are ... 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
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Lessons learned from the Microsoft SOC—Part 2: Organizing people

In the second post in our series, we focus on the most valuable resource in the security operations center (SOC)—our people. This series is designed to share our approach and experience with operations, so you can use what we learned ... continue reading

Defend your digital landscape with Microsoft 365

What is it about the middle of the night that brings our fears to the surface? For me, it’s the unknown dangers that may confront my young daughter and how I will protect her. Fear of the unknown can also ... continue reading

4 tried-and-true prevention strategies for enterprise-level security

Why is it that dentists advise people over and over to floss, yet so few do it? It only takes a minute of your time, yet if you’re running late or feeling tired, you may be tempted to skip it ... continue reading
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Building the security operations center of tomorrow—better insights with compound detection

In the physical world, humans are fantastic at connecting low quality signals into high quality analysis. Consider speaking with someone in a crowded place. You may not hear every word they say, but because you are fluent in the language ... continue reading
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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
Step 8. Protect your documents and email: top 10 actions to secure your environment

Step 8. Protect your documents and email: top 10 actions to secure your environment

The “Top 10 actions to secure your environment” series outlines fundamental steps you can take with your investment in Microsoft 365 security solutions. In “Step 8. Protect your documents and email,” you’ll learn how to deploy Azure Information Protection and ... continue reading