MCCrash: Cross-platform DDoS botnet targets private Minecraft servers

The Microsoft Defender for IoT research team analyzed a cross-platform botnet that infects both Windows and Linux systems from PCs to IoT devices, to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against private Minecraft servers.
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Microsoft contributes S2C2F to OpenSSF to improve supply chain security

We are pleased to announce that the S2C2F has been adopted by the OpenSSF under the Supply Chain Integrity Working Group and formed into its own Special Initiative Group. Our peers at the OpenSSF and across the globe agree with Microsoft when it comes to how fundamental this work is to improving supply chain security for everyone.
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Introducing security for unmanaged devices in the Enterprise network with Microsoft Defender for IoT

Microsoft Defender IoT is generally available to help organizations challenged with securing unmanaged Internet of Things devices connected to the network.
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Microsoft best practices for managing IoT security concerns

The Internet of Things, or IoT, has expanded beyond the mere concept that it was when first introduced. IoT is now part of most individuals’ daily activities, from smart speakers and thermostats to smartwatches and vehicles. IoT devices and systems bring massive convenience and functionality. However, due to the complicated nature of IoT, when implementing and managing IoT, security must be top of mind.
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Secure your healthcare devices with Microsoft Defender for IoT and HCL’s CARE

Recently, Microsoft and global technology services firm HCL Technologies teamed up to help solve the security challenge with a high-performance solution for medical devices. The result is a new reference architecture and platform for building secure medical devices and services based on HCL’s CARE, Microsoft Defender for IoT and Azure IoT.
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New research shows IoT and OT innovation is critical to business but comes with significant risks

This year the need for much improved IoT and OT cybersecurity has become even more clear with the recent and now famous attacks. To better understand the challenges customers are facing, Microsoft partnered with the Ponemon Institute to produce empirical data to help us better understand the state of IoT and OT security from a customer’s perspective.
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Microsoft acquires ReFirm Labs to enhance IoT security

Modern computing devices can be thought of as a collection of discrete microprocessors each with a dedicated function like high-speed networking, graphics, Disk I/O, AI, and everything in between. The emergence of the intelligent edge has accelerated the number of these cloud-connected devices that contain multiple specialized sub-processors each with its own firmware layer and often a custom operating system.
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5 steps to enable your corporate SOC to rapidly detect and respond to IoT/OT threats

As organizations connect massive numbers of IoT/OT devices to their networks to optimize operations, boards and management teams are increasingly concerned about the expanding attack surface and corporate liability that they represent.
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