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Ignite 2018 highlights: password-less sign-in, confidential computing, new threat protection, and more

What a week it was in Orlando! Ignite is always a biggie, and this one was no exception. At this year’s event we put even greater emphasis on providing attendees with access to engineering experts throughout more than 100 focused sessions, workshops, and hands-on immersion experiences for the latest technologies in security....

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Image taken at the Microsoft Ignite Conference.

Collaborate securely

This is a blog series that responds to common questions we receive from customers about deployment of Microsoft 365 security solutions. In this series you’ll find context, answers, and guidance for deployment and driving adoption within your organization. In this blog, we explain how Microsoft 365 security solutions enable your users to collaborate securely....

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Out of sight but not invisible: Defeating fileless malware with behavior monitoring, AMSI, and next-gen AV

Removing the need for files is the next progression of attacker techniques. While fileless techniques used to be employed almost exclusively in sophisticated cyberattacks, they are now becoming widespread in common malware, too....

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Delivering security innovation that puts Microsoft’s experience to work for you

Cybersecurity is the central challenge of our digital age. Without it, everything from our personal email accounts and privacy to the way we do business, and all types of critical infrastructure, are under threat. As attackers evolve, staying ahead of these threats is getting harder. Microsoft can help. We focus on three areas: running security...

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Office VBA + AMSI: Parting the veil on malicious macros

As part of our continued efforts to tackle entire classes of threats, Office 365 client applications now integrate with Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI), enabling antivirus and other security solutions to scan macros and other scripts at runtime to check for malicious behavior. Macro-based threats have always been a prevalent entry point for malware, but we...

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Small businesses targeted by highly localized Ursnif campaign

In social engineering attacks, is less really more? A new malware campaign puts that to the test by targeting home users and small businesses in specific US cities. This was a focused, highly localized attack that aimed to steal sensitive info from just under 200 targets. Macro-laced documents masqueraded as statements from legitimate businesses. The...

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