Best practices for defending Azure Virtual Machines

One of the things that our Detection and Response Team (DART) and Customer Service and Support (CSS) security teams see frequently during investigation of customer incidents are attacks on virtual machines from the internet. This is one area in the cloud security shared responsibility model where customer tenants are responsible for security. Security is a…
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Why we invite security researchers to hack Azure Sphere

Fighting the security battle so our customers don’t have to IoT devices are becoming more prevalent in almost every aspect of our lives—we will rely on them in our homes, our businesses, as well as our infrastructure. In February, Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure Sphere, an integrated security solution for IoT devices and…
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Microsoft Digital Defense Report 2020: Cyber Threat Sophistication on the Rise

A new report from Microsoft shows it is clear that threat actors have rapidly increased in sophistication over the past year, using techniques that make them harder to identify.
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Managing cybersecurity like a business risks: Part 1—Modeling opportunities and threats

We often talk about risks only in term.s of potential loss, but most risks have the potential for gain too. To manage cybersecurity as a business risk, we need to better understand the opportunities and risks of key business drivers
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Protect your accounts with smarter ways to sign in on World Passwordless Day

Given the increase in remote work, the need to go passwordless and use multi-factor authentication (MFA) is even more significant. In honor of World Passwordless Day, this blog discusses the reasons why passwordless is so important and how to get started using Azure Active Directory and some apps that are already included in Microsoft security solutions.
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How to gain 24/7 detection and response coverage with Microsoft Defender ATP

Security incidents don’t happen exclusively during business hours: attackers often wait until the late hours of the night to breach an environment.
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