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Screenshots of VirusTotal.com showing file properties of original GoldMax malware and the new variant

Combing through the fuzz: Using fuzzy hashing and deep learning to counter malware detection evasion techniques

Today’s cybersecurity threats continue to find ways to fly and stay under the radar. Cybercriminals use polymorphic malware because a slight change in the binary code or script could allow the said threats to avoid detection by traditional antivirus software ... continue reading

MISA expands portfolio and looks ahead during Microsoft Inspire

This blog post is part of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) guest blog series. Learn more about MISA. Welcome to fiscal year 2022 (FY22) and my first official blog as the MISA Lead. It’s been a whirlwind couple of months getting up ... continue reading
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Improve your threat detection and response with Microsoft and Wortell

This blog post is part of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) guest blog series. Learn more about MISA. The way of working is changing rapidly. Many workloads are moving to the cloud and the pandemic accelerated organizations to provide infrastructure to aid ... continue reading
The Azure Firewall solution as displayed in Azure Sentinel portal UI in the solution section.

Optimize security with Azure Firewall solution for Azure Sentinel

Security is a constant balance between proactive and reactive defenses. They are both equally important, and neither can be neglected. Effectively protecting your organization means constantly optimizing both prevention and detection. That’s why we’re excited to announce a seamless integration ... continue reading
Example Flow of HMTL/ISO infection chain.

New sophisticated email-based attack from NOBELIUM

Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) has uncovered a wide-scale malicious email campaign operated by NOBELIUM, the threat actor behind the attacks against SolarWinds, the SUNBURST backdoor, TEARDROP malware, GoldMax malware, and other related components. The campaign, initially observed and tracked ... continue reading
World map showing global distribution of Phorpiex botnet ativity

Phorpiex morphs: How a longstanding botnet persists and thrives in the current threat environment

Phorpiex, an enduring botnet known for extortion campaigns and for using old-fashioned worms that spread via removable USB drives and instant messaging apps, began diversifying its infrastructure in recent years to become more resilient and to deliver more dangerous payloads ... continue reading
Out-of-the-box detections included in the Azure Sentinel SAP threat monitoring solution.

Protecting SAP applications with the new Azure Sentinel SAP threat monitoring solution

As one of the leading solution providers for applications that manage business processes, SAP is the custodian for massive amounts of sensitive data in many of the biggest organizations in the world. Since these applications are business-critical, an SAP security ... continue reading
Azure Arc for Security Engineers

Azure Arc for Security Engineers

Azure Arc and the Azure control plane enables Security Engineers to take care of Cloud Governance and make sure that their hybrid and multi cloud environment are configured in a secure and compliant state. In this blog post, we are ... continue reading
Azure Arc for IT Pros

Azure Arc for IT Pros

In this blog post, we are going to have a look at Azure Arc for IT Pros. Azure Arc allows you to extend Azure management and Azure services to anywhere. Meaning that you can manage and govern resources running across ... continue reading
Screenshot of a Microsoft Defender for Endpoint alert in the security center about a CoinMiner that was blocked.

Defending against cryptojacking with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and Intel TDT

Cryptocurrency mining—once considered no more than a nuisance, a relatively benign activity that was a drain on machine resources—has been on the rise in recent years. This increase in cryptocurrency mining activity is driven by the increasing value of cryptocurrencies ... continue reading