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Averting ransomware epidemics in corporate networks with Windows Defender ATP

Microsoft security researchers continue to observe ransomware campaigns blanketing the market and indiscriminately hitting potential targets. Unsurprisingly, these campaigns also continue to use email and the web as primary delivery mechanisms. Also, it appears that most corporate victims are simply caught by the wide nets cast by ransomware operators. Unlike cyberespionage groups, ransomware operators do...

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RSA Conference 2014: Microsoft’s Trust Principles

RSA Conference 2014: Microsoft’s Trust Principles

The keynote sessions at the RSA Conference are always compelling. This year’s presentations at the Moscone Center in San Francisco have been some of the best I’ve seen, with a strong focus on government surveillance programs and what they mean for the IT industry. In his keynote speech, Trustworthy Computing Corporate Vice President, Scott Charney,...

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Two new papers help show the value of data classification

Data classification is one of the most basic ways for organizations to determine and assign relative values to the data they possess. By separating data into categories based on sensitivity (high, medium or low, for example), an organization can set protections and procedures for managing that data accordingly.  This process can yield significant benefits, such...

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Want more information on Trustworthy Computing? Check out our other blogs

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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Suggested Resolutions for Cloud Providers in 2014 #3: Avoid acronym soup when discussing cloud services

In my prior two posts, I discussed my first two Suggested New Year’s Resolutions for cloud providers in 2014: Suggested Resolution #1: Reinforce that security is a shared responsibilitySuggested Resolution #2: Be precise about what the service does, and doesn’t do Today, I want to offer my third and final resolution: Avoid acronym soup when...

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Suggested Resolutions for Cloud Providers in 2014 #2: Be precise about what the service does, and doesn’t do

In my last post, I kicked off a series on New Year’s resolutions that I’d like to see cloud providers embrace in 2014. I began with Suggested Resolution #1: Reinforce that security is a shared responsibility. Next up is Suggested Resolution #2: Be precise about what the service does, and doesn’t do.   See more >>...

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Suggested Resolutions for Cloud Providers in 2014 #1: Reinforce that security is a shared responsibility

Happy 2014! The arrival of a new year is always a great time to reflect on where you’ve been over the past 12 months, and more importantly, where you are headed. I was recently asked to share some New Year’s Resolutions for cloud providers for an article in Security Week and I thought I’d expand...

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Genetec broadens its business with Microsoft cloud

Today at the CSA Congress, I had the opportunity to give a presentation on how organizations can benefit from cloud computing and some of the ways Microsoft is working to build trust in the cloud. We know that cloud providers can help improve security and reliability for their customers, while giving them more time to...

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Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) 4.1 Released

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know about many of the ways Microsoft works to improve security in our own products and services, as well as the broader technology industry. Today, I’m pleased to share an update on another important security offering, the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET). EMET helps prevent...

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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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