Partnering with the industry to minimize false positives

Credit to Author: Windows Defender ATP| Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:00:27 +0000

Every day, antivirus capabilities in Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Windows Defender ATP) protect millions of customers from threats. To effectively scale protection, Windows Defender ATP uses intelligent systems that combine multiple layers of machine learning models, behavior-based detection algorithms, generics, and heuristics that make a verdict on suspicious files, most of the time in

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Finding the signal of community in all the noise at Black Hat

Credit to Author: toddvanderark| Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:00:43 +0000

Over the last few years, Microsoft has been expanding and redefining what makes up our security community. We attended Black Hat to help educate our peers on notable vulnerabilities and exploits, and share knowledge following major security events.

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Protecting the protector: Hardening machine learning defenses against adversarial attacks

Credit to Author: Windows Defender ATP| Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2018 20:00:05 +0000

Harnessing the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence has enabled Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Windows Defender ATP) next-generation protection to stop new malware attacks before they can get started often within milliseconds. These predictive technologies are central to scaling protection and delivering effective threat prevention in the face of unrelenting attacker activity.

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Protecting the modern workplace from a wide range of undesirable software

Credit to Author: Windows Defender Research| Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2018 16:00:26 +0000

Security is a fundamental component of the trusted and productive Windows experience that we deliver to customers through modern platforms like Windows 10 and Windows 10 in S mode. As we build intelligent security technologies that protect the modern workplace, we aim to always ensure that customers have control over their devices and experiences. To

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Attending Black Hat USA 2018? Here’s what to expect from Microsoft.

Credit to Author: Microsoft Secure Blog Staff| Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2018 16:00:59 +0000

Black Hat USA 2018 brings together professionals at all career levels, encouraging growth and collaboration among academia, world-class researchers, and leaders in the public and private sectors. Microsoft researchers, partners, and security experts will showcase the latest collaborations in defense strategies for cybersecurity, highlight solutions for security vulnerabilities in applications, and bring together an ecosystem of intelligent security solutions at this event.

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How Microsoft 365 Security integrates with your broader IT ecosystem—part 2

Credit to Author: toddvanderark| Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2018 16:00:21 +0000

Todays post was coauthored by Debraj Ghosh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, and Diana Kelley, Cybersecurity Field CTO. In part 1 of our blog series, we shared the Microsoft 365 Security strategy for integrating with the broader security community. Today, we cover the services Microsoft 365 Security offers customers to protect assets beyond the Microsoft ecosystem.

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Attack inception: Compromised supply chain within a supply chain poses new risks

Credit to Author: Windows Defender ATP| Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2018 13:00:13 +0000

A new software supply chain attack unearthed by Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Windows Defender ATP) emerged as an unusual multi-tier case. Unknown attackers compromised the shared infrastructure in place between the vendor of a PDF editor application and one of its software vendor partners, making the apps legitimate installer the unsuspecting carrier of a

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