Microsoft this week announced a bug bounty program to solicit security-researcher contributions about "speculative execution" side-channel CPU vulnerabilities.
Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it removed an anti-virus compatibility check for some Windows 10 version 1709 devices, and it expanded some Spectre microcode approvals.
McAfee on Wednesday announced newly available and coming security support for Microsoft Azure services via McAfee Cloud Security Platform products.
Microsoft this week described best practices for identity security when using Azure Active Directory or Windows Server Active Directory Federation Services.
Microsoft announced this week that it made available some Intel Skylake microcode updates that address Spectre variant 2 types of attacks for Windows 10 version 1709.
The product, now deemed ready for use in production environments, is a cloud-based service for detecting and analyzing security incidents in an organization.
Microsoft Intune now works with Pradeo Security for Mobile Defense, which can add additional security protections for organizations that use Android and iOS mobile devices.
Intel has released an updated "Microcode Revision Guidance" document that includes more detailed information about the state of its firmware patches to address potential Meltdown and Spectre attack scenarios.
Microsoft this week announced the "general availability" (GA) status of some compliance and information protection tools for use by Microsoft 365 product licensees.
Microsoft issued some security help and advisories for IT pros this month.
Microsoft has added capabilities to its Windows Analytics tools that can help IT pros check on the status of client device Meltdown and Spectre protections, according to a Tuesday announcement.
Microsoft wants Office 365 customers to stop using the old Transport Layer Security 1.0 and 1.1 protocols, and use TLS 1.2 instead.
Microsoft on Monday indicated that its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) security service soon will be coming to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 clients.
Intel offered a few words about its progress in releasing microcode updates to address Meltdown and Spectre attack methods.
Symantec and Microsoft announced a collaborative effort on Wednesday that has brought Symantec Web Security Service protections to Microsoft Azure and Office 365 services.
Software security company Kaspersky Lab this week began offering security protections for Exchange Online users with a new cloud-based service.
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Microsoft on Friday published a software update and guidance on how to block Intel's flawed firmware updates for potential Spectre variant 2 attacks.
Microsoft is previewing an additional way to understand the kind of privacy-related information that gets transmitted in its latest Windows 10 test-build release.
Microsoft this week released a new "SharePoint Build to Build Update Playbook" for IT pros who update SharePoint Server installations.