Security


Microsoft Releases Office 365 Threat Intelligence and Data Governance Services

Two Microsoft Office 365 security products were commercially released today, including the Threat Intelligence service and the Advanced Data Governance solution.

Nonprofit Under Attack: A Cyber Defense Case Study

Planned Parenthood has sustained an unrelenting onslaught of cyberattacks over the past two years, but the organization has a comprehensive blueprint to defend its infrastructure and safeguard sensitive information with a cloud-first, mobile-optimized makeover. Here’s a look at how an SMB nonprofit is coping with problems that would challenge the largest enterprise.

Windows 10 Creators Update Current Branch Arriving April 11

Microsoft plans to start delivering its new Windows 10 "creators update" globally, starting on April 11, according to an announcement.

Microsoft Intune Now Integrated with Skycure Mobile Threat Analytics

The Microsoft Intune mobile management service now works with Skycure's mobile device protection service, Microsoft announced this week.

Hybrid Exchange PowerShell Tool Now Has Multifactor Authentication

IT pros managing Exchange Server and Exchange Online accounts via remote PowerShell now have the ability to protect those sessions with multifactor authentication.

Is Social Engineering the New Alternative to Ransomware?

As we increase our defenses against ransomware, attackers are shifting their scamming methods.

Microsoft Resumes Security Updates with 'Largest' Patch Tuesday Release

Microsoft resumed its monthly security update releases on Tuesday following a rare deferral last month.

Microsoft Previews Azure Active Directory Limited Access for SharePoint and OneDrive

Microsoft today announced a preview of a new Azure Active Directory management option that's designed to thwart "data leakage" scenarios.

Prevent Data Leakage with Windows Information Protection

Windows Information Protection is among many new security features introduced in last year’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update release, bringing data loss prevention to the OS.

Microsoft Rolls Out Premium Assurance Plans for Windows Server and SQL Server

Microsoft this month started selling "Premium Assurance" coverage plans for both Windows Server and SQL Server.

Google and Dutch Researchers Demonstrate Broken SHA-1 Web Security

Google this week announced that Shell Hashing Algorithm-1 (SHA-1) has been broken.

Microsoft Releases Adobe Flash Player Security Updates

In a surprise move, Microsoft on Tuesday released security updates to the Adobe Flash Player that's integrated with Windows systems.

Microsoft Improves Office 365 Protection Against Phishing Attacks (for Some)

While the new capabilities to protect Office 365 users from malicious e-mails are welcome, they're only available for those who are paying for the more expensive subscription model.

How To Deal with a DNS Poisoning Attack

When antimalware software isn't up to the challenge, it's time to take care of the problem manually.

Delayed Microsoft Security Updates Now Planned for March Arrival

Microsoft quietly updated a Feb. 14 announcement explaining the delay of its February security updates to state that the updates will now be arriving on March 14, or the next "update Tuesday."

Microsoft Defers February Security Updates

Microsoft has delayed its "patch Tuesday" security update release that was expected to arrive today.

Microsoft Launches Office 365 Secure Score

Microsoft has announced that Office 365 Secure Score API, the company's security analytics tool aimed at evaluating data risk levels in the cloud service, is now available for commercial Office 365 users.

Microsoft Outlines Coming Windows 10 Security Improvements

Microsoft announced some Windows 10 security improvements and milestones today in advance of the RSA security conference, taking place next week.

Users of Azure Site Caching Service Get HTTPS Custom Domain Support

Verizon, an Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) service partner with Microsoft, now provides HTTPS support for custom domains, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Previews Azure Active Directory Policy Server Extension

Microsoft announced a public preview today of a new Azure Active Directory capability that could simplify identity and access networking issues for some organizations.

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