Make No Mistake — Microsoft Is A Security Company Now

That’s not a bad start of the day, reading such a headline from a Forrester analyst. I am often asked, how far we are going to drive security within Microsoft. Well, I guess here you have an answer from an outsider: Make No Mistake — Microsoft Is A Security Company Now. Even though the author…

Adaptive Network Hardening in Azure Security Center

When you see security incidents “in the Cloud” they often link back to misconfigurations on the networking side: Public interfaces being open, public ports being misconfigured etc. Our customers often find it hard to really understand and control the Network Security Group’s settings. Therefore, we now released Adaptive Network Hardening in public preview. To quote:…

Introducing new advanced security and compliance offerings for Microsoft 365

We are introducing two new Microsoft 365 security and compliance offerings: Identity & Threat Protection—This new package brings together security value across Office 365, Windows 10, and EMS in a single offering. It includes best of breed for advanced threat protection services including Microsoft Threat Protection (Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), Windows Defender ATP, and…

Confidential Computing – A Silver Bullet for the Cloud?

When it comes to encryption and data we solved different problems. Since the invention of algorithms like DES, 3DESand/or AES symmetric encryption is something we understand and can solve. With RSA and Diffie-Helman key management and key exchange can be implemented with reasonable management overhead. This led to solid and trusted implementations of encryption at…

Leveraging EMET to Win Time to Patch – an Underestimated Jewel

There is a jewel in a security professional’s toolbox, which – in my opinion – is highly underused. At least this is true in infrastructures I know. Since years, Microsoft offers a free tool called EMET (Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit). EMET helps you to leverage the security technology built into Windows. To quote the above…

Targeted Attacks – a Video Series

Trustworthy Computing in partnership with Microsoft IT, Microsoft Consulting and the product groups just released a series of videos on targeted attacked and how to defend.

I would definitely urge you to listen to them and make sure you implement the countermeasures: Targeted Attacks Video Series

Roger