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Securing your content in the new world of work with SharePoint and OneDrive

SharePoint and OneDrive: security you can trust, control you can count on

This post is authored by Bill Baer, Senior Product Marketing Manager, SharePoint and OneDrive Team.  In today’s complex and regulated environment, businesses need to focus on building more secure solutions that deliver value to their customers, partners, and shareholders—both in the cloud and on-premises. Microsoft has been building enterprise software for decades and running some...

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Advanced Threat Analytics security research network technical analysis: NotPetya

This post is authored by Igal Gofman, Security Researcher, Advanced Threat Analytics.  On June 27, 2017 reports on a new variant of Petya (which was later referred to as NotPetya) malware infection began spreading across the globe. It seems the malware’s initial infection delivered via the “M.E.doc” update service, a Ukrainian finance application. Based on...

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3 key tenets to help with security management

  This post is authored by Berk Veral, Director, Product Marketing, Enterprise Cybersecurity Group. Across industries, as attack methods have become more sophisticated and complex, organizations have been responding by deploying more security solutions, which in turn has tremendously increased the complexity of security management. Today, organizations must manage distributed resources across many environments, and given...

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Microsoft’s perspective on cyber resilience

In the wake of recent ransomware outbreaks, I wanted to understand how impacted firms have evolved their thinking on cyber resilience planning and implementation. I asked the Detection and Response Team at Microsoft, who help our customers proactively and in real time to respond and recover from cyberattacks, to share their experiences....

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Top 5 best practices to automate security operations

This post is authored by Jonathan Trull, Worldwide Executive Cybersecurity Advisor, Enterprise Cybersecurity Group. And by Vidhi Agarwal, Senior Security Program Manager, Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC).  Within the information security community, one of the emerging areas of focus and investment is the concept of security automation and orchestration. Although the topic is not necessarily new,...

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Holistic security strategy: how greater integration improves detection and response time

Today’s attackers have moved beyond “smash and grab” tactics to more sophisticated methods intended to maintain a long-term presence. These evolving threats complicate detection efforts as many organizations have a variety of point solutions that make it difficult to effectively detect advanced threats and attack campaigns. Piecemeal approaches create challenges and might hamper security. Each...

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What are Confidence building measures (CBMs) and how can they improve cybersecurity?

Cyberspace security is too often viewed through a prism of technological terms and concepts. In my experience, even supposedly non-technical discussions of cyberspace quickly devolve into heated debates about “vulnerability coordination”, “the latest malware”, “the best analytical tools”, “threat information sharing”, and so on. While these are interesting and important topics, it is ultimately people...

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Tips for protecting your information and privacy against cybersecurity threats

Tips for protecting your information and privacy against cybersecurity threats

This post is authored by Steven Meyers, security operations principal, Microsoft Cyber Defense Operations Center. Introducing a new video on best practices from the Microsoft Cyber Defense Operations Center In 2016, 4.2+ billion records were stolen by hackers. The number of cyberattacks and breaches in 2017 have risen 30 percent. The business sector leads in...

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