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What’s new in Windows Defender ATP

We added new capabilities to each of the pillars of Windows Defender ATP’s unified endpoint protection platform: improved attack surface reduction, better-than-ever next-gen protection, more powerful post-breach detection and response, enhanced automation capabilities, more security insights, and expanded threat hunting. These enhancements boost Windows Defender ATP and accrue to the broader Microsoft Threat Protection, an...

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Attack uses malicious InPage document and outdated VLC media player to give attackers backdoor access to targets

Our analysis of a targeted attack that used a language-specific word processor shows why it’s important to understand and protect against small-scale and localized attacks as well as broad-scale malware campaigns. The attack exploited a vulnerability in InPage, a word processor software for specific languages like Urdu, Persian, Pashto, and Arabic. More than 75% of...

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CISO series: Build in security from the ground up with Azure enterprise

Shawn Anderson, a former CISO, now meets with CISOs every other week to answer their questions on moving to the cloud and where to start. Today, Shawn shows you how you can use the Azure enterprise scaffold to migrate to the cloud—even in a hybrid-cloud environment....

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How to share content easily and securely

This post is part of our blog series on deploying Intelligent Security scenarios. Learn how Microsoft 365 security solutions enable your users to securely share documents outside your organization and how to work on documents across devices more securely....

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Windows Defender Antivirus can now run in a sandbox

Windows Defender Antivirus has hit a new milestone: the built-in antivirus capabilities on Windows can now run within a sandbox. With this new development, Windows Defender Antivirus becomes the first complete antivirus solution to have this capability and continues to lead the industry in raising the bar for security. Putting Windows Defender Antivirus in a...

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Top 10 security steps in Microsoft 365 that political campaigns can take today

With the U.S. midterm elections rapidly approaching, campaigns must be vigilant in protecting against cyberattacks to their online collaboration tools, including email. Microsoft has compiled a list of 10 high-impact, easy-to-implement security settings that any campaign or election organization should consider for increased security in Microsoft 365....

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