Security


New IBM Z Mainframe Promises 'Pervasive Encryption' for Cloud Era

The company is looking to take datacenter security into the future by making sure data is secure at every point.

Microsoft Pressed to Defend Windows Defender

Microsoft claims that its antivirus software does not receive an unfair advantage due to being bundled with Windows 10.

Researchers Claim Petya Outbreak Was Disguised Wiper Attack

The June 27 Petya outbreak may have been instigated by "wiper" malware that was disguised as ransomware, and possibly it was unleashed by a state actor.

EMET and Other Security Tools Coming to Windows 10 'Fall Creators Update'

The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit will be coming back in the Windows 10 "fall creators update," Microsoft announced this week.

New Petya Ransomware Outbreak Tapping SMB 1 Windows Flaw

Another ransomware outbreak was reported today worldwide, although it likely is using other techniques to spread compared with last month's WannaCry ransomware attack.

How To Prevent the Use of USB Media in Windows 10

Introducing an unknown USB device into a network can cause a host of security headaches. Take away the threat in Windows 10 in just a few short steps.

Microsoft Defends Disabling Antivirus Solutions Incompatible with Windows 10

Microsoft today explained how it works with its antivirus software vendor partners, offering an oblique rebuff to recent complaints.

Microsoft Ending Security Compliance Manager Tool for Windows

Microsoft announced this week that it is ending future support for its long-running Security Compliance Manager tool.

Microsoft Adds Nation-State Protections in June Security Patch

Microsoft released June security updates today, but it also included "critical" updates for unsupported Windows systems to address "potential nation-state activity."

Microsoft Touts Windows 10 'Creators Update' Ransomware Protections

Microsoft has published details about how the Windows 10 "creators update" (version 1703, released in April) provides protection against ransomware, including last month's infamous "WannaCrypt" (or "WannaCry") ransomware outbreak.

Microsoft Extends Azure Active Directory Conditional Access Policies

Azure Active Directory now supports conditional access policies when used with Microsoft Teams, as well as the Azure Portal.

Kaspersky Lab Files Europe Antitrust Complaints Against Microsoft

Kaspersky Lab today announced that it has filed antitrust complaints against Microsoft with the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office.

Microsoft Lists Products Using Insecure SMB 1 Protocol

Microsoft this week started publishing a list of devices and software products that use Server Message Block 1.

Protecting Office 365 from Attack

As the rate and sophistication of ransomware and phishing campaigns accelerate, Office 365 has become a primary target, making a defense-in-breadth strategy critical.

IDC Advocates for 'Patch Independence' Mindset To Address Security Risks

IDC offered a somewhat contrarian view this week on how organizations should best protect against security incidents.

Microsoft Previews Workflow Enhancements to Azure Active Directory Privileged ID Management Service

Microsoft is previewing two improvements to its Azure Active Directory Privileged Identity Management service.

Microsoft Said To Be Buying Hexadite Security Firm

Microsoft reportedly has agreed to buy software security firm Hexadite for $100 million.

Microsoft Offers More Advice on Disabling Windows SMB 1

Microsoft's position on Server Message Block version 1 in Windows systems is that organizations should just get rid of it.

Microsoft Offers Tips on Removing Insecure SMB 1 from Windows Networks

Microsoft recently highlighted some tools that IT pros can use to detect if Server Message Block version 1 (SMB 1) is being used in a network.

DocuSign Breach Leads to Massive Phishing Campaign

Digital signature technology firm DocuSign today alerted customers that part of its systems have been compromised, which has led to an increase in phishing e-mails sent to users of the service.

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