Finding a common language to describe AI security threats

Credit to Author: Todd VanderArk| Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2019 17:00:40 +0000

As artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning systems become increasingly important to our lives, it’s critical that when they fail we understand how and why. Many research papers have been dedicated to this topic, but inconsistent vocabulary has limited their usefulness. In collaboration with Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center, Microsoft published a series of materials that…

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Multi-stage downloader Trojan sLoad abuses BITS almost exclusively for malicious activities

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:30:26 +0000

Many of today’s threats evolve to incorporate as many living-off-the-land techniques as possible into the attack chain. The PowerShell-based downloader Trojan known as sLoad, however, puts all its bets on BITS. Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is a component of the Windows operating system that provides an ability to transfer files in an asynchronous and…

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GALLIUM: Targeting global telecom

Credit to Author: Todd VanderArk| Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:00:10 +0000

Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) is raising awareness of the ongoing activity by a group we call GALLIUM, targeting telecommunication providers.

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Go passwordless to strengthen security and reduce costs

Credit to Author: Todd VanderArk| Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 00:00:56 +0000

Joy Chik, Microsoft CVP, Identity, explains how passwordless works and provides steps to begin preparing your organization to eliminate passwords.

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The quiet evolution of phishing

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 17:00:56 +0000

In 2019, we saw phishing attacks reach new levels of creativity and sophistication. Read about the most notable phishing techniques we spotted in the past year.

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Improve cyber supply chain risk management with Microsoft Azure

Credit to Author: Todd VanderArk| Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 17:00:03 +0000

To keep government agencies secure in the cloud, we must keep pace and stay ahead of cyber attackers by defending the cyber supply chain with Microsoft Azure.

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Microsoft Security—a Leader in 5 Gartner Magic Quadrants

Credit to Author: Todd VanderArk| Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2019 17:00:21 +0000

Gartner has named Microsoft Security a Leader in five Magic Quadrants, which demonstrates balanced progress and effort in all execution and vision categories.

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Spear phishing campaigns—they’re sharper than you think

Credit to Author: Todd VanderArk| Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 17:00:15 +0000

Spear phishing campaigns can be highly effective—but they aren’t foolproof. If you understand how they work, you can put measures in place to reduce their power.

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