Security


Microsoft June Patch Breaks Group Policy Settings for Some Orgs

One of Microsoft's 17 patch Tuesday security releases issued this month has caused problems with Group Policy Object settings for some organizations that applied it.

Microsoft and US-CERT Issue Office Malware Advice

Microsoft today warned of a somewhat new tactic being used to spread malware via Office files.

What GigJam Means for Office 365 Security

While the collaboration tool's main focus isn't on securing documents, some of its features will help in file security.

Azure Active Directory ID Preview Gets Some Improvements

Microsoft's Identity Protection preview for its Azure Active Directory service got some new capabilities this week.

Microsoft Launches Advanced Security Management Service for Office 365

Microsoft is starting to roll out its Advanced Security Management service today for its Office 365 E5 subscribers.

Microsoft Bringing New Security Scan Option to Windows 10 This Summer

Microsoft will add a new malware scanning option for consumers with the Windows 10 "anniversary update" release that's coming this summer.

Microsoft Holds Off on Azure Active Directory Certificate Rollovers

Microsoft has postponed its roll out of new security certificates for Azure Active Directory, which was supposed to have occurred today.

MarkLogic 9 Preview: New Security and Semantic Capabilities

Enterprise NoSQL database provider MarkLogic Corporation unveiled a preview of the latest version of its namesake database platform at its 11th annual user conference last week.

Microsoft Expands Advanced Threat Protection Preview for Windows 10 Clients

Microsoft announced today that it has expanded its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service preview to "IT professionals and enterprise customers."

Microsoft's Shielded VMs Designed To Add Security Against Rogue Admins

Microsoft this week talked more about its Shielded Virtual Machines datacenter security technology.

IBM Preps Watson To Battle Cybercrime

The company will partner with eight universities to strengthen the AI's security base of knowledge.

Microsoft Edge and IE To Stop Trusting SHA-1 Certificates This Summer

Microsoft's Internet browsers will stop trusting Web sites using SHA-1 certificates for security, starting this summer.

Say Hello to Active Directory Authentication

Microsoft's new Passport for Work helps enroll Windows 10 devices using the new Windows Hello biometric authentication to Active Directory.

Remove QuickTime from Windows Immediately To Avoid New Security Threats

Administrators and users should uninstall QuickTime from all Windows-based systems following the discovery of two vulnerabilities in the software that Apple has stopped supporting.

Q&A: Microsoft's Battle Against the U.S. Government for Data Protection

Box CEO Aaron Levie weights in on Microsoft's current lawsuit against the Feds and what it means for the future of protecting customer cloud data.

Edge Browser's Windows Hello Use Outlined by Microsoft

Microsoft explained a bit more this week how its Edge Web browser will enable access without passwords.

Microsoft Goes Live with Cloud App Security Service

Microsoft is now selling its Cloud App Security service.

Microsoft Enhances Group Policy Controls for Office 2016 Macro Threats

Microsoft has ratcheted up IT pro controls to thwart malware that could spread through Office 2016 macros.

Backdoor Encryption Battle Takes Center Stage

Concerns about restrictions on encryption took center stage at the annual RSA Conference where experts and government officials discussed the precedent that Apple's legal battle with the FBI could set.

Microsoft Ending RC4 Support in Edge and IE Next Month

Microsoft will pull the plug on support for the RC4 cipher used with its Edge and Internet Explorer 11 browsers, starting next month.

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