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Step 1. Identify users: top 10 actions to secure your environment 

This series outlines the most fundamental steps you can take with your investment in Microsoft 365 security solutions. We’ll provide advice on activities such as setting up identity management through active directory, malware protection, and more. In this post, we explain how to create a single common identity across on-premises and cloud with hybrid authentication....Read more

Insights from the MITRE ATT&CK-based evaluation of Windows Defender ATP 

In MITRE’s evaluation of endpoint detection and response solutions, Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection demonstrated industry-leading optics and detection capabilities. The breadth of telemetry, the strength of threat intelligence, and the advanced, automatic detection through machine learning, heuristics, and behavior monitoring delivered comprehensive coverage of attacker techniques across the entire attack chain. MITRE tested the...Read more

Analysis of cyberattack on U.S. think tanks, non-profits, public sector by unidentified attackers 

Reuters recently reported a hacking campaign focused on a wide range of targets across the globe. In the days leading to the Reuters publication, Microsoft researchers were closely tracking the same campaign. Our sensors revealed that the campaign primarily targeted public sector institutions and non-governmental organizations like think tanks and research centers, but also included...Read more

Windows Defender ATP device risk score exposes new cyberattack, drives Conditional access to protect networks 

Several weeks ago, the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Windows Defender ATP) team uncovered a new cyberattack that targeted several high-profile organizations in the energy and food and beverage sectors in Asia. Given the target region and verticals, the attack chain, and the toolsets used, we believe the threat actor that the industry refers to...Read more

How to help maintain security compliance 

This is the last post in our eight-blog series on deploying Intelligent Security scenarios. In this post, we explain how Microsoft 365 security solutions enable you to manage security compliance processes....Read more

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...Read more