Security


Intel and Microsoft Releasing Updates for New Speculative Execution-Type Attacks

Intel Corp. and Microsoft on Monday disclosed two additional speculative execution side-channel attack methods, potentially affecting the security of most processors in computers of all types.

Microsoft Rolls Out SQL Advanced Threat Protection

Microsoft this week announced SQL Advanced Threat Protection, which is described as "a new security package" for Azure SQL Database users.

Azure Confidential Computing Project Getting Added Partner Support

Microsoft this week offered a progress report on its Azure confidential computing project, mostly highlighting its partner efforts.

How Microsoft Is Bringing Transparency to Windows 10

What information does Microsoft have on you? The new Diagnostic Data Viewer in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update makes it relatively easy to find out.

Cisco To Integrate Intel's Silicon-Level Security Tech in Tetration

The new technology from Intel comes as hardware-based security and modern CPU threats like Meltdown and Spectre increasingly make headlines.

Microsoft Previews Office 365 Privileged Access Management

Microsoft this week announced the availability of a preview of a new Privileged Access Management capability for IT departments overseeing Office 365 tenancies.

Microsoft Releases Azure Security Service Improvements and Previews New Security API

Microsoft this week described progress on its sprawling collection of security services, including its Advanced Threat Protection, Conditional Access, Information Protection and Security Graph solutions.

Microsoft Previewing FIDO2 Security Key Authentication with Windows 10 Spring Release

Microsoft this week announced new passwordless sign-in support, using FIDO2, that's coming to the spring Windows 10 release and now available at preview.

Microsoft and Other Tech Companies Join Cybersecurity Tech Accord

The Cybersecurity Tech Accord was announced today, with 34 tech companies joining.

AMD Issues CPU Updates for Spectre Variant 2 Attacks

AMD has released microcode updates to its original equipment manufacturing partners to address Spectre variant 2 attack methods for Windows 10 systems.

Intel Not Planning To Issue Spectre Fixes for Some Processors

Intel this week indicated that it isn't planning to release microcode updates for some of its processors to prevent Spectre attack methods.

Microsoft Unveils Project VAST Security Visualization Tool

Microsoft described Project VAST this week, a new tool that promises to visually surface security problems.

AMD To Release Firmware Updates for Newly Disclosed Chip Flaws

AMD indicated on Wednesday that it is working on firmware updates to address processor security issues publicized last week by CTS Labs.

Microsoft Kicks Off Speculative Execution Bug Bounty Program

Microsoft this week announced a bug bounty program to solicit security-researcher contributions about "speculative execution" side-channel CPU vulnerabilities.

Microsoft Expands Spectre Microcode Approvals for Windows 10 Version 1709

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 Rolling Out Security Protections for Microsoft Azure Users

McAfee on Wednesday announced newly available and coming security support for Microsoft Azure services via McAfee Cloud Security Platform products.

Microsoft Outlines Password Best Practices for Azure Active Directory Users

Microsoft this week described best practices for identity security when using Azure Active Directory or Windows Server Active Directory Federation Services.

Microsoft Approves Microcode Spectre Variant 2 Fix for Intel Skylake Chips on Windows 10 Version 1709

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.

Azure Advanced Threat Protection Now Commercially Available

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 Announces Intune Integration with Pradeo Security for Mobile Devices

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.

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