Microsoft open sources CodeQL queries used to hunt for Solorigate activity

We are sharing the CodeQL queries that we used to analyze our source code at scale and rule out the presence of the code-level indicators of compromise (IoCs) and coding patterns associated with Solorigate so that other organizations may perform a similar analysis.
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Becoming resilient by understanding cybersecurity risks: Part 3—a security pro’s perspective

Get insights on how to work with business leaders to manage risk and defend against sophisticated cyber threats.
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Microsoft listed as a Representative Vendor in 2020 Gartner Market Guide for Insider Risk Management Solutions

Microsoft listed as a Representative Vendor in the 2020 Market Guide for Insider Risk Management Solutions. Insider Risk Management is used worldwide to identify and manage insider risks, while maintaining employee privacy.
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Forrester Consulting TEI Study: Azure Security Center delivers 219 percent ROI over 3 years and a payback of less than 6 months

This blog shares the results of Total Economic Impact Study, creating a framework for organizations to evaluate the financial impact of Azure Security Center.
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Turning the page on Solorigate and opening the next chapter for the security community

The recent SolarWinds attack is a moment of reckoning. Today, as we close our own internal investigation of the incident, we continue to see an urgent opportunity for defenders everywhere to unify and protect the world in a more concerted way. We also see an opportunity for every company to adopt a Zero Trust plan…
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Afternoon Cyber Tea: Evaluating individual and organizational cyber risk in a pandemic

The pandemic is exposing weaknesses in cybersecurity—learn why an integrated security solution can help combat emerging cyber threats.
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Web shell attacks continue to rise

A year ago, we reported the steady increase in the use of web shells in attacks worldwide. The latest Microsoft 365 Defender data shows that this trend not only continued, it accelerated. Read our investigation into the escalating prevalence of web shells.
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