Security


Microsoft Launches Compliance Manager, Azure Information Protection Scanner

Microsoft recently rolled out its Compliance Manager dashboard and the Azure Information Protection Scanner tool for Microsoft 365 product licensees.

Microsoft Releases Security Resources for Office, Intune

Microsoft this month announced final Office security baseline materials, advance notice of a coming Intune security change, and tips on combating e-mail name spoofing.

Microsoft Adds Meltdown and Spectre Features to Windows Analytics

IT pros can now check on the status of their client device Meltdown and Spectre protections using Windows Analytics, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Axing TLS 1.0 Support in Office 365 This Fall

Starting Oct. 31, 2018, Microsoft will drop support for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 protocols in Office 365.

Windows 7, Windows 8.1 To Get Windows Defender ATP Service

Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 clients will soon be able to take advantage of Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), a post-breach detection service originally associated with Windows 10 clients.

Intel Issues Microcode Updates To Protect Against 'Meltdown'

Intel this week released microcode updates to its original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and partners in a bid to curb Meltdown and Spectre attacks.

Microsoft Helps Orgs Block Faulty Intel 'Spectre' Patches

Microsoft recently released resources for organizations grappling with flawed firmware updates from Intel that have resulted in reboot problems in some cases.

Microsoft 'Playbook' Gives SharePoint Patching Guidance

IT pros who update SharePoint Server installations now have some help from Microsoft in the form of a new "SharePoint Build to Build Update Playbook."

Microsoft Gets More Transparent About Windows 10's Data Collection

A new app in the latest Windows 10 test build gives users some insight into the kind of privacy-related information that Microsoft collects from their devices.

Intel Roots Out Cause of Reboot Problems After Meltdown Patch

Intel has identified the cause of the reboot issues affecting its Haswell and Broadwell processors after being patched against Meltdown and Spectre attack scenarios.

Intel's Meltdown and Spectre Patches Can Slow Down Servers

Intel's firmware updates to address the Meltdown and Spectre attacks could result in slower server performance, the company indicated this week.

Microsoft Warns of System Slowdowns from Meltdown and Spectre Patches

Microsoft's fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre CPU security flaws will noticeably slow down some users' systems, the company confirmed this week.

Intel Plans Broad Patch Rollout To Tackle Meltdown and Spectre

To address the recently disclosed Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities affecting most modern processors, Intel will issue security patches for all Intel chips released in the past five years by the end of this month.

Apple Issues Security Fixes for Spectre and Meltdown CPU Flaws

Apple this week took steps to address the potential security threats posed by two recently disclosed CPU attack methods, Meltdown and Spectre.

More Details, Fixes Emerge for Widespread CPU Security Flaw

Various researchers, chip makers, OS vendors and security software providers have issued a raft of information about a widespread CPU security vulnerability disclosed this week.

Microsoft Teams with Jamf on Conditional Access for Macs

Microsoft Intune is now able to provide "conditional access" security compliance protections to Mac devices courtesy of a partnership between Microsoft and Jamf, a provider of management solutions for Apple devices.

Microsoft Sends Out Its Last Security Patches of 2017

Microsoft issued its last "update Tuesday" for this year on Dec. 12, addressing 32 common vulnerabilities and disclosures (CVEs).

VMware, Carbon Black Ready Datacenter Security Offering

Carbon Black, a provider of endpoint security solutions, is working with virtualization giant VMware on an upcoming datacenter security offering.

Microsoft: That Windows ASLR Flaw Is Actually a Feature

Microsoft is rationalizing that an apparent security flaw in the ASLR Windows protection scheme was placed there on purpose.

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection To Receive Additional Safeguards

Microsoft this week announced that protection services from Bitdefender, Lookout and Ziften will be added to its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service.

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