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A decade inside Microsoft Security

Ten years ago, I walked onto Microsofts Redmond campus to take a role on a team that partnered with governments and CERTs on cybersecurity. Id just left a meaningful career in US federal government service because I thought it would be fascinating to experience first-hand the security challenges and innovation from the perspective of the...

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Threat trends & tactics from latest Security Intelligence Report

As the cloud becomes an integral tool for modern businesses, it also has turned into an attractive target for malicious attacks. Providing an insightful picture of the threat landscape, the latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) draws from billions of security signals that Microsoft processes in its consumer and enterprise services on a monthly basis....

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Keeping your data secure: Why companies can feel confident in the cloud

Concerns about security and privacy have long been one of the leading obstacles to widespread cloud adoption, according to Forrester. Many companies simply haven’t been comfortable moving their data onto the cloud. However, the expanding capabilities of cloud service providers, along with recent prominent breaches of on-premises data—such as the Equifax hack and the 2016...

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Microsoft’s perspective on cyber resilience

In the wake of recent ransomware outbreaks, I wanted to understand how impacted firms have evolved their thinking on cyber resilience planning and implementation. I asked the Detection and Response Team at Microsoft, who help our customers proactively and in real time to respond and recover from cyberattacks, to share their experiences....

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