Microsoft recently rolled out its Compliance Manager dashboard and the Azure Information Protection Scanner tool for Microsoft 365 product licensees.
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.
IT pros can now check on the status of their client device Meltdown and Spectre protections using Windows Analytics, Microsoft announced this week.
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 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 this week released microcode updates to its original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and partners in a bid to curb Meltdown and Spectre attacks.
Microsoft recently released resources for organizations grappling with flawed firmware updates from Intel that have resulted in reboot problems in some cases.
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."
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 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 firmware updates to address the Meltdown and Spectre attacks could result in slower server performance, the company indicated this week.
Microsoft's fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre CPU security flaws will noticeably slow down some users' systems, the company confirmed this week.
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.
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Apple this week took steps to address the potential security threats posed by two recently disclosed CPU attack methods, Meltdown and Spectre.
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 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 issued its last "update Tuesday" for this year on Dec. 12, addressing 32 common vulnerabilities and disclosures (CVEs).
Carbon Black, a provider of endpoint security solutions, is working with virtualization giant VMware on an upcoming datacenter security offering.
Microsoft is rationalizing that an apparent security flaw in the ASLR Windows protection scheme was placed there on purpose.
Microsoft this week announced that protection services from Bitdefender, Lookout and Ziften will be added to its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service.