UEFI scanner brings Microsoft Defender ATP protection to a new level

The UEFI scanner is a new component of the built-in antivirus solution on Windows 10 and gives Microsoft Defender ATP the ability to scan inside of the firmware filesystem and perform security assessment.
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Exploiting a crisis: How cybercriminals behaved during the outbreak

Cybercriminals adapted their tactics to match what was going on in the world, and what we saw in the threat environment was parallel to the uptick in COVID-19 headlines and the desire for more information.
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The science behind Microsoft Threat Protection: Attack modeling for finding and stopping evasive ransomware

Microsoft Threat Protection uses a data-driven approach for identifying lateral movement, combining industry-leading optics, expertise, and data science to deliver automated discovery of some of the most critical threats today.
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From Bugs to Zoombombing: How to Stay Safe in Online Meetings

The COVID-19 pandemic, along with social distancing, has done many things to alter our lives. But in one respect it has merely accelerated a process begun many years ago. We were all spending more and more time online before the virus struck. But now, forced to work, study and socialize at home, the online digital…
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Lessons learned from the Microsoft SOC—Part 3c: A day in the life part 2

This blog wraps up the day in the life of a SOC analyst on the investigation team with insights on remediating incidents, post-incident cleanup, and impact of COVID-19 on the SOC. This is the sixth blog post in the series.
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Security guidance for remote desktop adoption

As the volume of remote workers quickly increased over the past two to three months, IT teams in many companies have been scrambling to figure out how their infrastructures and technologies will be able to handle the increase in remote connections.
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Microsoft works with healthcare organizations to protect from popular ransomware during COVID-19 crisis: Here’s what to do

Microsoft identified several dozens of hospitals with vulnerable gateway and VPN appliances. We sent these hospitals a first-of-its-kind notification with important info about the vulnerabilities, how attackers can take advantage of them, and a strong recommendation to apply security updates.
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