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Microsoft Endpoint Manager Getting Cloud Add-On 'Premium' Capabilities To Remote Support Work

Microsoft on Tuesday described Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) as becoming a "single, cloud powered solution" for organizations, with new capabilities.

System Center 2022 Commercially Released

Microsoft on Friday announced the "general availability" commercial release of System Center 2022, its suite of management, configuration, deployment and analysis tools for enterprise organizations.

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Google: Microsoft Tech Is Bad for Government Security

Google is pointing to government organizations' reliance on Microsoft technology as a serious security threat.

Microsoft Buys Process Mining Company Minit

Microsoft on Thursday announced the acquisition of Minit, a maker of process mining software for organizations.

VMware Confirms Zero-Day Vulnerability in Spring Framework Dubbed 'Spring4Shell'

The Spring Framework can be subject to newly a disclosed "zero-day" vulnerability (CVE-2022-22965) that's deemed "Critical," according to a Thursday announcement by Spring developer VMware.

Globant Apparently Hacked by Lapsus Gang

Software development and IT services company Globant appears to have confirmed getting hacked, and it likely was done by the Lapsus$ criminal gang.

Microsoft Previews Azure Arc for Managing Azure Stack HCI Virtual Machines

Microsoft this week announced a public preview of the ability to use Azure Arc to manage Linux or Windows virtual machines (VMs) when using Azure Stack HCI.

Microsoft on Metaverse: 'Trust Cannot End at the Doorway of a Virtual Meeting Space'

The metaverse is coming and, with it, a new landscape for cyber threats.

New Azure Front Door Service Now Available To Protect and Scale Apps

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the "general availability" (GA) commercial release of Azure Front Door, its latest content delivery network (CDN) service for securing and supporting high-availability Web content and "global" applications.

Office 365 Government Secret Arriving Mid-Year

Microsoft on Monday announced that Office 365 Government Secret, a new software-as-a-service offering for U.S. federal agencies and their partners, is getting ready for "availability starting mid-2022."

Data Privacy Framework Agreed to by U.S. and EU

A new "Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework" was agreed to "in principle," as announced on Friday by the European Commission and the Biden White House.

Microsoft Bringing Search Highlights Feature to Windows 10 and Windows 11 Users

Microsoft announced this week that it has already started a phased rollout of its new "search highlights" feature for Windows 10 users, which also will be coming shortly to Windows 11 users.

Arrests Made Against Lapsus Hacking Group

Seven individuals connected with the Lapsus$ hacking group, including the suspected ringleader, were arrested on Thursday in the surrounding areas of London.

Windows Update for Business Deployment Service To Get Gradual Rollouts Feature

Microsoft is continuing to add capabilities to its budding Windows Update for Business Deployment Service, introducing a "gradual rollouts" capability this week.

Microsoft Expanding Cybersecurity Worker Shortage Initiative

In three years there will be 3.5 million vacant cybersecurity jobs across the globe. And that's going to lead to real problems in addressing the growing threat landscape, according to Microsoft.

366 Okta Customers Affected by Lapsus Attack

Okta issued a follow-up statement on Wednesday regarding an attack by the Lapsus$ group, indicating that 366 of its customers (about 2.5 percent) at maximum may have been affected.

Okta Confirms Lapsus$ Attack, While Microsoft Investigates Breach Claim

Identity services provider Okta on Tuesday stated that its service wasn't breached by Lapsus$ attackers, although the account of a third-party support engineer working with Okta did get hacked back in January.

U.S. Infrastructure Operators Urged To Harden Security Immediately

The Biden White House this week warned that U.S. "critical infrastructure" operators should "harden their cyberdefenses immediately" against possible Russian attacks.

Microsoft Enabling Mobile Phone Identities with Teams in Coming Operator Connect Mobile Service

Microsoft last week introduced Operator Connect Mobile, a new capability to come that promises to make Teams calls and mobile phone connections more seamless.

Microsoft Previews Delaying Brute-Force NTLM Logon Guesses in Windows Server

Microsoft this week announced a preview of its next Windows Server ("VNext") enhancements, which includes a new approach for deterring brute-force attempts to guess system passwords and gain network access.