Overview of the Marsh-Microsoft 2019 Global Cyber Risk Perception survey results

Credit to Author: Todd VanderArk| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:00:50 +0000

Results from the 2019 Marsh-Microsoft Global Cyber Risk Perception survey reveal several encouraging signs of improvement in the way organizations view and manage cyber risk.

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Deep learning rises: New methods for detecting malicious PowerShell

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 16:00:03 +0000

We adopted a deep learning technique that was initially developed for natural language processing and applied to expand Microsoft Defender ATP’s coverage of detecting malicious PowerShell scripts, which continue to be a critical attack vector.

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From unstructured data to actionable intelligence: Using machine learning for threat intelligence

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 16:30:12 +0000

Machine learning and natural language processing can automate the processing of unstructured text for insightful, actionable threat intelligence.

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CISO series: Better cybersecurity requires a diverse and inclusive approach to AI and machine learning

Credit to Author: Todd VanderArk| Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 16:00:51 +0000

A collaborative, inclusive approach to creating AI and machine learning models can help increase your resilience to cyberattacks.

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Dismantling a fileless campaign: Microsoft Defender ATP’s Antivirus exposes Astaroth attack

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2019 16:00:51 +0000

Advanced technologies in Microsoft Defender ATP’s Antivirus exposed and defeated a widespread fileless campaign that completely “lived off the land” throughout a complex attack chain that run the info-stealing backdoor Astaroth directly in memory

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New machine learning model sifts through the good to unearth the bad in evasive malware

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2019 16:30:55 +0000

Most machine learning models are trained on a mix of malicious and clean features. Attackers routinely try to throw these models off balance by stuffing clean features into malware. Monotonic models are resistant against adversarial attacks because they are trained differently: they only look for malicious features. The magic is this: Attackers can’t evade a monotonic model by adding clean features. To evade a monotonic model, an attacker would have to remove malicious features.

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Dismantling a fileless campaign: Microsoft Defender ATP next-gen protection exposes Astaroth attack

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2019 16:00:51 +0000

Advanced technologies in Microsoft Defender ATP next-generation protection exposed and defeated a widespread fileless campaign that completely “lived off the land” throughout a complex attack chain that run the info-stealing backdoor Astaroth directly in memory

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5 principles driving a customer-obsessed identity strategy at Microsoft

Credit to Author: Todd VanderArk| Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2019 16:00:52 +0000

The cloud era has fundamentally changed the way businesses must think about security and identity. Learn the five principles driving the customer-obsessed identity strategy at Microsoft.

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Inside out: Get to know the advanced technologies at the core of Microsoft Defender ATP next generation protection

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2019 15:00:55 +0000

While Windows Defender Antivirus makes catching 5 billion threats on devices every month look easy, multiple advanced detection and prevention technologies work under the hood to make this happen. Multiple next-generation protection engines to detect and stop a wide range of threats and attacker techniques at multiple points, providing industry-best detection and blocking capabilities.

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