Security


Windows Defender ATP Service Coming to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

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 Releasing Skylake Updates to OEMs To Address Meltdown Attacks

Intel offered a few words about its progress in releasing microcode updates to address Meltdown and Spectre attack methods.

Symantec Web Security Service Now Protects Microsoft Azure and Office 365

Symantec and Microsoft announced a collaborative effort on Wednesday that has brought Symantec Web Security Service protections to Microsoft Azure and Office 365 services.

Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365 Now Available for Exchange Online Users

Software security company Kaspersky Lab this week began offering security protections for Exchange Online users with a new cloud-based service.

Spectre and Meltdown: How Do They Impact SQL Server?

IT needs to patch everything, but the Spectre/Meltdown patches come with their own problems, too. Here's how to limit the fallout.

Microsoft Offers Resources To Block Flawed Intel Firmware Updates

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 Previews Privacy App that Shows Windows 10 Telemetry Info

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.

IT Pros Get Patch Help with New 'SharePoint Build To Build Update Playbook'

Microsoft this week released a new "SharePoint Build to Build Update Playbook" for IT pros who update SharePoint Server installations.

Intel Identifies Meltdown-Patch Reboot Problems in Broadwell and Haswell Chips

Intel Corp. reported on Monday that it has discovered the cause of reboot issues that affected its Broadwell and Haswell processors after patches were applied designed to fix potential side-channel "speculative execution" exploits.

Intel Describes Server Slowdowns from Meltdown and Spectre Patches

Intel Corp. this week offered a progress report on the state of its firmware updates to address the widespread problems of potential Meltdown and Spectre attacks, while also providing a description of the server performance hits that could result from applying those patches.

Microsoft Blocks Windows Fixes After Reports of 'Bricked' AMD PCs

Microsoft on Tuesday confirmed that some computers with AMD chipsets were put into an unbootable state after receiving Jan. 3 Windows updates designed to address the Meltdown and Spectre attack methods.

Microsoft Confirms System Slowdowns from Fixes to Meltdown and Spectre Attack Methods

Microsoft on Tuesday affirmed that Windows operating system updates released on Jan. 3 to address the Meltdown and Spectre CPU security issues will have noticeable system slowdown effects in some instances.

Apple Releases Security Patches for Meltdown and Spectre Attacks

Apple released updates today for some of its products to address the potential security threats posed by two recently disclosed CPU attack methods.

Updates Addressing CPU Security Problem Starting To Arrive

Information about a general CPU security problem, along with some updates, was unleashed this week by researchers, chip makers, OS vendors and anti-malware software providers.

Incident Response: A Quick Way To Gather Lots of Files

Using PowerShell, finding infected files can take just a few minutes to complete.

Microsoft Rings Out the Year with 2017's Last Update Tuesday

December 12 marked Microsoft's last "update Tuesday" for this year.

VMware Partners with Carbon Black on Datacenter Security

VMware and Carbon Black, a provider of endpoint security solutions, are working on a new security offering that aims to protect datacenters by analyzing historical application data.

Report: Enterprise Security Spending To Increase in 2018

In the wake of major high-profile incidence in 2017, worldwide enterprise spending on security is poised to rise 8 percent next year, according to Gartner, Inc.

Hands-On with Microsoft's Advanced Threat Analytics 1.8

Microsoft's new Advanced Threat Analytics 1.8 applies the company's latest advances in AI and machine learning to protect against ransomware and other malicious activity.

Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection Now Supports SharePoint Online, OneDrive and Teams

Microsoft announced today that its Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection service is now commercially available for use with SharePoint Online, OneDrive and Teams.

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