Security


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.

Massive Wireless Security Protocol Vulnerability Disclosed

A major flwa in the WPA2 wireless network protocol was disclosed by security researchers this week.

Microsoft To Expand Advanced Threat Protection Services

Microsoft's progress with its various Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) services seemed to be a unifying theme at last month's Ignite conference.

Encrypting Data with PowerShell Cmdlets

Here are three commands you can use to encrypt and decrypt data.

Autoremediation Capabilities Coming to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Service This Year

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) will soon be able of fixing security issues, instead of just detecting them.

Azure Confidential Computing and Managed Service Identity Security Protections Preview Releases

Microsoft this week announced previews of two new Microsoft Azure security measures that possibly add assurances for organizations wary of trusting their data and code on outside infrastructure.

Microsoft Previews New Azure Security and Management Tools

Microsoft highlighted a couple of Azure tools, including Just-in-Time VM Access, this week.

EMET To Be Blocked in Windows 10 with Next Big Update

Microsoft last week explained more about how its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is getting removed and also how it is getting integrated into the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service.

Auto-Remediation Feature Comes to Microsoft's Cloud App Security Service

Microsoft's Cloud App Security service can now perform actions automatically when certain kinds of security threats get detected.

Advanced Threat Analytics 1.8 Now Available

Microsoft this week has announced that the latest version of its Advanced Threat Analytics forensic security solution is now available.

Adobe Announces Official Death of Flash

Adobe announced that s the Flash Player browser plug-in will no longer be supported after 2020.

Upcoming Security Features Coming to Fall's Windows 10 Update

Microsoft revealed this week that its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) will be making a return with the "fall creators update" of Windows 10.

Massive Ransomware Attack Targeting SMB 1 Windows Security Hole

Currently, a large-scale ransomware outbreak in effect, using similar techinques as last month's WannaCry security incident.

Microsoft Sheds Light on Third-Party Antivirus Support Rationale

Amid customer confusion, Microsoft is providing some insight on how it works with its antivirus software vendor partners.

Windows Security Compliance Manager Tool Support Ending

Moving forward, support for Microsoft's long-running Security Compliance Manager (SCM) tool will no longer be provided.

Windows 10 'Creators Update' Ransomware Security Features

Microsoft has published details about how the Windows 10 "creators update" (version 1703, released in April) provides protection against ransomware, including last month's infamous "WannaCrypt" (or "WannaCry") ransomware outbreak.

Insecure SMB 1 Protocol Device Warning Issued by Microsoft

In an attempt to warn IT and consumers, Microsoft has released a list of products that are using the flawed Server Message Block 1 (SMB 1).

IDC Provides Strategies for Orgs to Protect Against Security Incidents

This week IDC offered some advice on how enterprises should handle security issues.

Microsoft Releases Emergency Patch for 'WannaCrypt' Ransomware

In response to the high-profile ransomware attack targeting an SMB v1 hole in older versions of Windows, Microsoft late last week released a fix.

OpenSSH Protocol for Windows Coming Soon

Microsoft said that its integration of the open source Secure Shell (OpenSSH) protocol into Windows (Win32) is almost finished.

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