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No slowdown in Cerber ransomware activity as 2016 draws to a close

The trend towards increasingly sophisticated malware behavior, highlighted by the use of exploits and other attack vectors, makes older platforms so much more susceptible to ransomware attacks. From June to November 2017, Windows 7 devices were 3.4 times more likely to encounter ransomware compared to Windows 10 devices. Read our latest report: A worthy upgrade:...

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Cyberspace 2025: Today’s Decisions, Tomorrow’s Terrain

What does the future look like?  To take a closer look, Microsoft has released a report called “Cyberspace 2025: Today’s Decisions, Tomorrow’s Terrain.”  How will the choices organizations make at present, affect their ability to shape the social, economic and demographic changes a decade from now?  See more >>...

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RSA Conference USA 2014: New Foundations for Threat Modeling

What if you could deploy a process that would help you develop software products and services with better security, shorter development cycles, and fewer surprises for your customers? Those are some of the benefits of threat modeling, which was the topic of an excellent presentation: New Foundations for Threat Modeling, from Adam Shostack, principal security...

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RSA Conference 2014: Reflections from the Microsoft team

One of the best things about the RSA Conference is the incredible exchange of ideas that takes place, and this year was no exception. Microsoft’s security and privacy leaders were busy, not just with their own presentations, but also in discussions with other thought leaders, industry professionals and customers from around the world.  See more...

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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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RSA Conference 2014: Internet Growth Brings New Opportunities and New Challenges

It’s hard to believe RSA Conference USA 2014 is just a few weeks away.  Microsoft has been an active participant at RSA Conference for over a decade now and it’s great to see how far the awareness and importance of IT security has come. Over the past decade, attendance has grown dramatically, and this year’s...

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A coordinated approach to eradicating malware

Microsoft and others in the technology industry have worked together for many years to disrupt malicious software, or malware, and to reduce its impact on customers. But despite those efforts, many malware families live on, continuing to infect computers and cause damage well after they are discovered.  Can industry leaders come together and begin eliminating...

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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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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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Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 14 on the Road: Japan

I was in Tokyo a couple of weeks back, talking to people about the latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report.  According to the report, Japan continues to have one of the lowest malware infection rates in the world, as seen in Figure 1.  The Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) found just 0.7 systems infected with...

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