Patching as a social responsibility

Credit to Author: Todd VanderArk| Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 16:00:59 +0000

To plan, implement, and improve an enterprise patch management strategy, Microsoft is partnering with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). Learn how you can also help.

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In hot pursuit of elusive threats: AI-driven behavior-based blocking stops attacks in their tracks

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:00:11 +0000

Two new machine learning protection features within the behavioral blocking and containment capabilities in Microsoft Defender ATP specialize in detecting threats by analyzing behavior, adding new layers of protection after an attack has started running.

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Bring your own LOLBin: Multi-stage, fileless Nodersok campaign delivers rare Node.js-based malware

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2019 17:34:41 +0000

We’ve discussed the challenges that fileless threats pose in security, and how Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Microsoft Defender ATP) employs advanced strategies to defeat these sophisticated threats. Part of the slyness of fileless malware is their use of living-off-the-land techniques, which refer to the abuse of legitimate tools, also called living-off-the-land binaries (LOLBins), that…

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Are students prepared for real-world cyber curveballs?

Credit to Author: Todd VanderArk| Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:00:55 +0000

Are today’s students getting the preparation they need to do the cybersecurity work of tomorrow? Read the findings from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) CyberForce Competition.™

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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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Protect against BlueKeep

Credit to Author: Todd VanderArk| Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 16:00:57 +0000

DART offers steps you can take to protect your network from BlueKeep, the “wormable” vulnerability that can create a large-scale outbreak due to its ability to replicate and propagate.

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How Windows Defender Antivirus integrates hardware-based system integrity for informed, extensive endpoint protection

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 16:30:35 +0000

The deep integration of Windows Defender Antivirus with hardware-based isolation capabilities allows the detection of artifacts of attacks that tamper with kernel-mode agents at the hypervisor level.

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