Microsoft AI competition explores the next evolution of predictive technologies in security

Predictive technologies are already effective at detecting and blocking malware at first sight. A new malware prediction competition on Kaggle will challenge the data science community to push these technologies even furtherto stop malware before it is even seen. The Microsoft-sponsored competition calls for participants to predict if a device is likely to encounter malware
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The evolution of Microsoft Threat Protection, December update

December was another month of significant development for Microsoft Threat Protection capabilities. As a quick recap, Microsoft Threat Protection is an integrated solution securing the modern workplace across identities, endpoints, user data, cloud apps, and infrastructure. Last month, we shared updates on capabilities for securing identities, endpoints, user data, and cloud apps. This month, we
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Voice of the Customer: The Walsh Group found that Azure Active Directory gives them a competitive edge

The Voice of the Customer blog series is designed to help you by sharing stories from real customers who are solving their identity and security challenges using Azure AD.
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2019 Security Predictions Report Released

What Makes For Really Good Security Predictions Each year Trend Micro releases its annual Security Predictions Report. Good security predictions are very difficult to develop, and companies and consumers need to be selective about the security advice they take. What makes a good security prediction? Four key aspects: 1. It is the prime directive that…
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What Happens When Victims Pay Ransomware Attackers?

For many hackers around the globe, ransomware infections have become a lucrative business. Although these types of malware samples have been around for years now, they continue to spur success – and high monetary profits – for attackers. In fact, according to a statement from U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein during the 2017 Cambridge…
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This Week in Security News: Security and Privacy Issues

Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, understand how Trend Micro™ Deep Security™ service will be integrating with AWS Security Hub. Also, learn how to prevent risks and secure machine-to-machine communications over Message Queuing Telemetry Transport and…
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CISO series: Strengthen your organizational immune system with cybersecurity hygiene

Cybersecurity hygiene is about maintaining cyberhealth by developing and implementing a set of tools, policies, and practices to increase your organization’s resiliency in the face of attacks and exploits.
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Securing Smart Manufacturing with Connected Threat Defense

By David Tay, the CIO of Beyonics You’d be hard pushed to find any organization today not involved in digital transformation projects. But the manufacturing sector was arguably one of the first to the game. Back in 2011, the German government first coined the term Industry 4.0 to describe the opportunities stemming from use of emerging…
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Step 1. Identify users: top 10 actions to secure your environment

This series outlines the most fundamental steps you can take with your investment in Microsoft 365 security solutions. Well provide advice on activities such as setting up identity management through active directory, malware protection, and more. In this post, we explain how to create a single common identity across on-premises and cloud with hybrid authentication.
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