IoT security: how Microsoft protects Azure Datacenters

Credit to Author: Lauren Goodwin| Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 17:00:59 +0000

Azure Sphere first entered the IoT Security market in 2018 with a clear mission—to empower every organization on the planet to connect and create secure and trustworthy IoT devices. Security is the foundation for durable innovation and business resilience. Every industry investing in IoT must consider the vulnerabilities of the cyberthreat landscape. For our customers,…

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Modernize secure access for your on-premises resources with Zero Trust

Credit to Author: Lauren Goodwin| Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 19:00:41 +0000

Change came quickly in 2020. More likely than not, a big chunk of your workforce has been forced into remote access. And with remote work came an explosion of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) scenarios, requiring your organization to extend the bounds of your network to include the entire internet (and the added security risks that come with…

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Cyberattacks targeting health care must stop

Credit to Author: Teri Seals-Dormer| Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 19:00:56 +0000

In recent months, we’ve detected cyberattacks from three nation-state actors targeting seven prominent companies directly involved in researching vaccines and treatments for COVID-19. The targets include leading pharmaceutical companies and vaccine researchers in Canada, France, India, South Korea, and the United States. The attacks came from Strontium, an actor originating from Russia, and two actors…

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Gartner names Microsoft a Leader in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers

Credit to Author: Jenny Erie| Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 17:00:10 +0000

The past few months have changed the way we work in many ways, working from home, social distancing, and remote operations have all had impacts on our previously known ways of life. At Microsoft, we have been working hard to assist our customers adjust to this rapidly changing and evolving work environment. As has been…

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Key layers for developing a smarter SOC with CyberProof-managed Microsoft Azure security services

Credit to Author: Lauren Goodwin| Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 17:00:30 +0000

This blog post is part of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) guest blog series. Learn more about MISA here.   Security teams are struggling to reduce the time to detect and respond to threats due to the complexity and volume of alerts being generated from multiple security technologies. With more workloads being migrated to the…

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Meet the Microsoft Pluton processor – The security chip designed for the future of Windows PCs

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 14:00:02 +0000

In collaboration with leading silicon partners AMD, Intel, and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., we are announcing the Microsoft Pluton security processor. This chip-to-cloud security technology, pioneered in Xbox and Azure Sphere, will bring even more security advancements to future Windows PCs and signals the beginning of a journey with ecosystem and OEM partners.

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Forrester TEI study: Azure Sentinel delivers 201 percent ROI over 3 years and a payback of less than 6 months

Credit to Author: Jenny Erie| Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2020 17:00:55 +0000

2020 has been a transitional year, ushering in broad changes in how, and where, we work. Security operations (SecOps) teams face more significant challenges than ever as they protect the organization in this rapidly changing environment. These teams need a flexible, cost-effective, and efficient solution to empower their employees, improve security, and optimize costs against…

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System Management Mode deep dive: How SMM isolation hardens the platform

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2020 17:00:33 +0000

Key to defending the hypervisor, and by extension the rest of the OS, from low-level threats is protecting System Management Mode (SMM), an execution mode in x86-based processors that runs at a higher effective privilege than the hypervisor.

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