Security


Intel Issues Advisory on Lazy Floating Point Speculative Execution Flaw

This week, yet another speculative execution processor vulnerability was uncovered, namely "lazy floating point state save/restore."

Top Security Mistakes that IT Admins Make (And How To Avoid Them)

Microsoft MVP Orin Thomas lays out the most common security pitfalls IT administrators face, and how everything from the cloud to company management can make them worse.

Study: IT Orgs Bullish on AI and DevOps, Shifting on Cloud, But Challenged by Security

A new study released this week by IT security company BeyondTrust polled opinions about emerging technologies and cloud use, but it also found that traditional security concerns were top of mind for organizations.

Office 365 Threat Intelligence Service Now Has Threat Tracker Capability

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the general availability of Threat Tracker for the Office 365 Threat Intelligence service.

Microsoft Cloud App Security Now Detects GDPR Noncompliance

The Microsoft Cloud App Security service now can detect applications that fall out of compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy law, Microsoft announced this week.

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.

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