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Microsoft hosts cybersecurity and privacy professionals for discussion about the Cybersecurity Framework

Last week, Microsoft’s Innovation & Policy Center in Washington, D.C. convened a distinguished group of cybersecurity and privacy professionals from across industry sectors for a panel discussion about the forthcoming Cybersecurity Framework, expected from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in February 2014, and its implications for critical infrastructure organizations.  I was pleased...

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Newer software can increase your computer security

This week we released volume 15 of the Security Intelligence Report (SIR), which covers our research on computer security, including software vulnerabilities, exploits, and malicious and potentially unwanted software. One of the key findings to surface from the latest report is the increased risk of using old, unsupported software and emphasizes the positive impact of security innovations and...

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RSA Europe 2013: Operational Security for Online Services

Today, at the RSA Conference Europe in Amsterdam, I gave a presentation on an important update to Microsoft’s security efforts – Operational Security Assurance (OSA). The design of a secure operations methodology is part of our ongoing commitment to enable trustworthy computing in all aspects of our online services, and OSA represents the next evolution...

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Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Volume 15 Now Available!

This morning, at the RSA Europe conference, Mike Reavey, General Manager for Trustworthy Computing delivered a keynote in which he announced the release of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 15 (SIRv15).  The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report is the most comprehensive cybersecurity threat intelligence report in the industry that analyzes and provides in-depth perspectives on...

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Getting Seniors in the Game

By Trustworthy Computing Staff Microsoft has a longstanding commitment to building technology that improves the lives of people of all ages and abilities.  We’re proud of the work we do to provide trusted computing experiences for everyone.  Some of that work includes programs to reach people who may not have experienced our technology before, or may...

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A New Era of Operational Security in Online Services

Tomorrow I will have the opportunity to keynote at the RSA Conference Europe and discuss the work I’ve been involved with overseeing Operational Security for Microsoft Online Services. This is a topic that I am deeply passionate about and as Microsoft’s investment in the OneMicrosoft initiative becomes a primary focus of my work in the...

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Safer is sweeter

Each fall when kids go “back to school,” parents and caregivers prepare their kids for homework, school programs, sports, even “trick-or-treating.” It’s also important that families have the same preparedness when using technology. We should encourage all children to enjoy the goodies the Internet provides, while helping them avoid the spookier things that can happen...

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Kids and Internet safety: What’s the right age?

If it seems like the kids who are fiddling with Internet-connected devices look younger and younger lately, it’s because they are. A few months ago, we asked you, When should kids go online?   You answered our survey questions, and the results are in. Among the many findings, the survey showed that 94 percent of parents allow...

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How do I update my computer?

The best way to update your computer is to turn on automatic updating in Control Panel. You might already have automatic updating turned on To find out if automatic updating is turned on: Windows 8 Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. If you’re using a mouse, point to...

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Advancing the Discussion on Cybersecurity Norms

Posted by Matt Thomlinson, general manager, Trustworthy Computing Last week I participated in the Seoul Conference on Cyberspace 2013, where I spoke on a panel on capacity building, and also participated in the ICT4Peace Foundation’s special session at the conference. During the capacity-building panel, I discussed how over the next six years, another two billion...

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