Eliminating data silos to support value-based care 

A top health system in the country was struggling with the challenges of a fragmented infrastructure. The pandemic was causing additional strain on their systems, and they realized their clinical infrastructure was not scaling to meet changing needs….Read more

New regulatory requirements put digital communications apps such as Microsoft Teams under closer scrutiny 

Customer protection and modernization are at the top of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) agenda for 2022 and beyond. With the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on remote work, a new emphasis on compliance for digital communications will affect every financial services firm and bank….Read more

Microsoft launches Modern Log Management Program to help federal agencies accelerate Cyber EO compliance 

The Biden Administration released guidance in August 2021 requiring federal government customers to rapidly move towards standardized and comprehensive log event management to improve the ability to detect, investigate and remediate cyber threats. Known as M-21-31, the memorandum both sets forth a federal logging maturity model and provides a new standard that is broadly applicable…Read more

Beyond the pharma supply chain crisis: Action and impact 

Supply chain disruptions have become commonplace: natural disasters, international trade tensions, cyberattacks, and global pandemics are just a few of the shocks that can immobilize pharma companies.1 With cargo ships waiting to unload in the largest ports around the world, energy prices driving inflation, and shortages of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and essential chemicals, there…Read more

Advancing cloud capabilities to meet national security missions 

National security mission leaders need the latest tools to deliver on critical mission objectives. At a recent Microsoft Classified Mission Clouds event, I met with customers and partners across the national security community to understand their mission needs and explore how Microsoft capabilities can help them serve their missions and solve their most pressing challenges….Read more

Microsoft expands on cybersecurity commitments for U.S. government agencies 

Fostering U.S. economic growth and prosperity hinges on our collective ability to create a safer world. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently met with President Biden, cabinet officials, educational institutions, and top executives from some of the largest tech, financial services, insurance, and energy companies to address the critical challenge of cybersecurity. As the White House…Read more

Uncovering new unknowns: How to approach EDR & logging Cyber EO milestones 

Our ongoing series on the Biden Administration’s Cybersecurity Executive Order (EO) has covered considerable ground to date — from demystifying the Zero Trust journey to providing strategies for securing critical software and classifying agency data — but there is still work to be done as we look ahead to the next wave of approaching milestones….Read more

EO Strategies for Securing Critical Software & Classifying Agency Data 

So far in our ongoing series on the Biden Administration’s Cybersecurity Executive Order (EO) to bolster the U.S. Government’s resilience against cyberattacks we’ve taken a look at what’s next for federal agencies and then mapped out major milestones. Two of those milestones are on August 10, 2021, focused on critical software and classifying agency data…Read more

Helping state and local government agencies address cyber security 

Cyber-attacks against state and local governments are increasing and accelerating – even before COVID, two-thirds of attacks targeted state and local organizations. From January to May of 2020, there was a 350% increase in phishing attempts, with attackers taking advantage of the fear and uncertainty driven by COVID. With a nationwide workforce moving to remote…Read more

Mapping the Cybersecurity Executive Order Milestones 

The recent Cybersecurity Executive Order lists July 11 as the first major deadline for all Federal civilian agencies to provide updated plans for adopting cloud technology and implementing a Zero Trust Architecture. To help agencies meet this immediate need and to accelerate their long-term journey towards secure cloud and Zero Trust, Microsoft has recently published…Read more