New Windows 11 features strengthen security to address evolving cyberthreat landscape

Today, ahead of the Microsoft Build 2024 conference, we announced a new class of Windows computers, Copilot+ PC. Alongside this exciting new class of computers, we are introducing important security features and updates that make Windows 11 more secure for users and organizations, and give developers the tools to prioritize security.
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Threat actors misusing Quick Assist in social engineering attacks leading to ransomware

Microsoft Threat Intelligence has observed Storm-1811 misusing the client management tool Quick Assist to target users in social engineering attacks that lead to malware like Qakbot followed by Black Basta ransomware deployment.
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Microsoft is again named a Leader in the 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Security Information and Event Management​​

Microsoft is named a Leader in the 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Security Information and Event Management and positioned based on our Ability to Execute Completeness of vision.
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Microsoft announces the 2024 Microsoft Security Excellence Awards winners

At this year’s Microsoft Security Excellence Awards, we took a journey through the evolution of cybersecurity from the 1950s to today. While this event theme celebrated the significant technological advancements that have shaped each decade, the main focus was on the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) member finalists and winners whose innovations in cybersecurity have earned them well-deserved recognition.
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New capabilities to help you secure your AI transformation

Today, we’re thrilled to introduce new features for securing and governing in the age of AI. We are announcing new capabilities in Microsoft Defender and Microsoft Purview that will make it easier for teams to manage, protect ,and govern AI applications at work.
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Microsoft named overall leader in KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for ITDR

Today we are thrilled to announce that Microsoft has been recognized as an overall leader in the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass Identity Threat Detection and Response: IAM Meets the SOC. The report highlights strengths across key capabilities ranging from identity posture to remediation, while further highlighting Microsoft’s commitment to protecting all organizations.
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“Dirty stream” attack: Discovering and mitigating a common vulnerability pattern in Android apps

Microsoft discovered a vulnerability pattern in multiple popular Android applications that could enable a malicious application to overwrite files in the vulnerable application’s internal data storage directory, which could lead to arbitrary code execution and token theft, among other impacts. We have shared our findings with Google’s Android Application Security Research team, as well as the developers of apps found vulnerable to this issue. We anticipate that the vulnerability pattern could be found in other applications. We’re sharing this research more broadly so developers and publishers can check their apps for similar issues, fix as appropriate, and prevent them from being introduced into new apps or releases.
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