Security


New Windows 10 Security Scan Option Coming Soon

When Windows 10 "anniversary update" arrives later this summer, it will be coming packed with a new malware scanning feature.

Microsoft Postpones Rollout of New Azure Active Directory Security Certs

Microsoft on Monday pulled the plug on releasing its updated Azure Active Directory to a later date.

Windows 10 Advanced Threat Protection Preview Expanded

Microsoft's Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection preview for Windows is now available for a larger field of IT pros to test, the company announced on Monday.

Guard Against Rogue Admins with Microsoft Shielded VM

Microsoft is providing more details on its upcoming security focused Shielded Virtual Machines datacenter feature.

SHA-1 Security Certificates To Be Blocked in IE and Edge

Both Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Edge Web browsers will deny SHA-1 certificates for security later this year.

Microsoft's Cloud App Security Service Now Available

Microsoft's Cloud App Security service has gone live, according to the company.

Group Policy Controls for Office 2016 Updated to Battle Macro Threats

Microsoft is giving enterprises more ammunition to battle threats that could spread through Office 2016 macros.

SDP for IaaS Initiative Launches at RSA Conference

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) announced the formation of a new Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) initiative during this week's RSA Security Conference.

Azure Active Directory Identity Protection Preview Released

Microsoft released a preview today of its new identity protection service, which is powered by Azure cloud services.

Windows Patch Security Tops IT Pro Concerns

System security concerns did not diminish among IT pros in 2015, but mobile was deemed less problematic, according to an industry survey.

Microsoft Advocates Security Through Timely Patching

Organizations can ensure security by keeping Windows up to date, and they should patch their line-of-business applications as well.

Microsoft Rolling Out New Windows Threat Protection Service

Microsoft unveiled today that it has a new security service known as "Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection."

Microsoft Outlines Upcoming Improvements to Office 365 and Azure Security

Microsoft this week revealed some security tweaks coming to the company's cloud-based offerings.

Improved Security Coming to Windows PowerShell 5.0

Microsoft has said that when PowerShell 5.0 arrives later this month, new security improvements will be coming with it.

FIDO Creates Group To Improve Password-Based Web Security

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has created a modern Web Authentication Working Group focused on Web access security, according to an announcement made last week.

Microsoft's Bumpy February Security Patch

Microsoft's February patch, released last Tuesday, has caused some problems for Windows 10 and Office 2013 users.

Emergency Java Security Fix Released for Windows

Oracle on Monday released an out-of-band patch aimed at fixing an issue when installing Java on Windows.

Aging Hardware Is Affecting IT Security Confidence

According to a recent report by Cisco, more than half of enterprise have a lack of confidence in their security efforts.

Windows 8 Is No Longer Supported by Microsoft

Windows 8 lost "extended support" on Tuesday, making the OS more vulnerable to security issues.

Microsoft Will Notify Users Targeted by State-Sponsored Cyberattacks

Microsoft last week announced that they will inform customers if their online and cloud accounts have been targeted or compromised by representatives of nation states.

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