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The Trustworthy Computing blog covers Microsoft’s perspective on security, privacy, online safety, and reliability, especially as they relate to the cloud. For readers who want additional information on those topics, check out our other TwC Blogs, which provide insights from Microsoft experts, plus information on mitigation tools, secure development, security updates, online safety, and more. ...

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MAPP Partnership Expansion to Boost Threat Response

Fighting security threats is a never-ending job. And Microsoft can’t do it alone. One of our most successful partnership efforts is the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP), through which we share threat information with security vendors ahead of our regular monthly security updates. Recently, the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) announced that MAPP would be...

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Winning BlueHat Prize Technology Released in Free Tool

It’s been an exciting week here at Black Hat in Las Vegas with security researchers presenting on the latest trends and issues impacting networks and systems. Last night Microsoft recognized the BlueHat Prize winners at our Researcher Appreciation Party. I’m pleased to share we have already incorporated one of these winning technologies into our Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit...

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Driving Defensive Security Innovation with the BlueHat Prize

A year ago this week we extended a challenge to the security community: a challenge to be unconventional; a challenge to look beyond the norm. Rather than reward a continued focus on finding individual problems (which we all know will exist; it’s the nature of the software industry), we wanted to inspire new lines of research...

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New tool to help IT pros thwart hackers

Last week at the Black Hat security conference, Microsoft announced the newest version of the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) . EMET is a free tool designed to help IT professionals protect systems from common threats, even in older software. EMET lets IT pros add new and existing security technologies to software to help protect...

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Security professionals and researchers trade ideas at BlueHat

The Microsoft BlueHat conference is a semi-annual event that brings together internal Microsoft security professionals and external security researchers to network and share ideas.   BlueHat v8 was held October 16–17. It consisted of two full days of presentations from internal and external security experts.    To see session descriptions, speaker bios, and to watch...

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