Study Finds IT Inadequacies in Key and Certificate Management

Mismanaged security certificates have resulted in "unplanned downtime and outages," per 73 percent of respondents in a recently published Ponemon Institute study, which polled IT security personnel.

Office 365 Safe Documents and Application Guard Previews Announced

Microsoft on Wednesday announced previews of two new Office document security protections for Office 365 E5 subscribers that aim to block malicious payloads.

Office 365 Improvements Include Fluid Framework Preview Expansion, Visio Co-Authoring and SharePoint Perks

This week, Microsoft announced a bunch of product enhancement milestones for users of Office 365 applications.

Microsoft Alters Windows Extended Security Updates Requirements Yet Again

Participants in Microsoft's Extended Security Updates (ESU) program for out-of-support Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 machines faced new installation requirements on Tuesday.

Microsoft's February Security Patches Bringing 12 Critical Fixes

All told, Microsoft is addressing 99 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) in this February security bundle.

Microsoft Backtracks on Plan To Switch Office 365 ProPlus Users to Bing

Microsoft has reversed course on its plan to deliver an extension to Office 365 ProPlus users that would switch their Chrome and Firefox browser search engines to Bing.

Microsoft Touts Coming Secure Score Public Preview Benefits

Coming changes to the Microsoft Secure Score security assessment service for organizations will make it a "killer productivity app for security administrators," Microsoft promised in a Monday announcement.

Google Outlines Chrome Browser Schedule for Blocking Insecure Web Downloads

Google is planning to issue warnings to Chrome browser users about potentially insecure content that can get downloaded when visiting Web sites.

Microsoft Outlines Early Progress on PowerShell Secrets Management

Microsoft described progress on its coming PowerShell Secrets Management Module in a Thursday announcement.

In Wake of Azure Error, NSA Updates Cloud Security Guidance

The biggest cloud security issue plaguing organizations is misconfigurations, according to the National Security Agency (NSA), which recently published a security report titled "Mitigating Cloud Vulnerabilities."

Backup Explorer Preview for Microsoft Azure Now Available

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that its Backup Explorer tool for Azure services is available as a preview.

Microsoft Delaying LDAP Configuration Changes to 2H 2020

Microsoft expects to delay enforcement of configuration changes to the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) until the second half of this year, according to a Tuesday update to Security Advisory ADV190023.

Microsoft Previews Conditional Access Policies for Office 365 Apps

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a preview of Azure Active Directory conditional access policies for Office 365 applications.

Study Finds Low Confidence in Endpoint Anti-Virus Protections

A recent endpoint security survey of 671 IT pros suggested that most organizations have been attacked and their confidence in the effectiveness of anti-virus protections continues to be low.

Google Kubernetes Service Adds Support for Windows Containers

Google is now previewing Kubernetes orchestration support for Windows Server containers housed on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), according to a Thursday announcement.

Surface Hub 2X Devices Reportedly Stalled or Dead

Microsoft's Surface Hub 2X conferencing devices, promised for delivery this year, could be hitting an impasse.

Microsoft Clarifies Technical Requirements for Extended Security Updates

Microsoft offered more gritty details for IT pros deploying Extended Security Updates (ESUs) for either Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 systems in a Thursday announcement.

IE 10 Support Ends February for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard

The Internet Explorer 10 browser will reach its end-of-support milestone on Feb. 11, 2020 for both Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Warns SameSite Cookie Changes Could Break Some Apps

IT pros could face Web application issues as early as next month with the implementation of a coming SameSite Web change, which will affect how cookies are used across sites.

Microsoft Previews New App Reporting and Consent Tools in Azure AD

Microsoft last week described a few Azure Active Directory improvements for organizations wanting to connect their applications to Microsoft's identity and access service.