I know, I have been fairly slow in blogging currently but I was fairly busy with a few cool projects (which I will disclose later) and â€“ time flies if you are having fun Just a quick one: The MMPC on Facebook and Twitter The Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) officially launched its Facebook page…Details
I would love to use this cool mail app â€“ really. One of the pain points since moving away from Windows Phone (to me definitely the best phone on the market with too many apps missing) is finding a good and efficient mail/calendar/task app. There are plenty out there but hardly one that is as…Details
I often mention that we try to give you all the tools we have as long as it makes sense form a risk perspective. The risk perspective is a simple one: If we give it to you as our customer, we give it as well to the criminals. There are two new tools which just…Details
I already blogged a few times on MSAT (the Microsoft Security Assessment Tool). We just released a new version for it, version 4. For those of you who do not know MSAT: MSAT is a free (stress: free) Risk Assessment Tool mainly targeted a Small and Medium Businesses to get a good understanding of their…Details
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you should know the Security Compliance Manager (if you are not, you should become a regular reader of my blog ). Version 2 of the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM 2) is now available for download. If you do not know it, this is the way…Details
I recently blogged about the Beta version of our Security Compliance Manger, helping you to manage the security baselines in your organization. There are some screenshots in the corresponding post: Making the Management of Security Compliance Easier!
Now, we released the final version of it. It can be found here: Microsoft Security Compliance Manager
Today we were adding 17 additional markets to our Microsoft Security Essentials offering. I am really excited about that as all these markets are in EMEA: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, India, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates. Additionally we added Russian an Romanian…Details
Why pay for a Anti-Malware solution if you can get one of the best solutions in the world for free â€“ go and download it! It is there: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/ And now, the disclaimer: It runs only on genuine Windows! Have fun, enjoy. I am running it since quite a while with my friends and families…Details
I know that this is â€œold newsâ€ but I wanted to make sure that everybody has seen that: We will make Microsoft Security Essentials available for small business for free. Small businesses are up to 10 PCs. This is great news as a lot of small businesses do not use Anti-Malware Software and do not need any central management.Details
I hope you know the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report as we publish it since a long time.
Now, this time, we have it interactive in different areas. You can drill down to geos etc. and cut the data as you like it. It might help you to get your personal SIR.
â€œUnfortunatelyâ€ I have been on vacation when we released the Security Intelligence Report last week. Nevertheless I would like to take the opportunity and look at it more from a EMEA perspective. One of the interesting data points we always publish is the Malware Infection Rate. Remember, there is a huge amount of data we…Details
I still remember the first one and now we reach version 23… It has a lot of insights into the malware and cybercrime landscape with really actionable recommendations. The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report can be accessed in different ways: Infographic – https://aka.ms/SIRv23Info Full Report – https://aka.ms/SIRv23 Webinar (April 10th at 10 am PDT) – https://aka.ms/SIRv23webcast…Details
End of July we issued the fourth MSRC progress report showing not only the work we did on the Security Updates but with all the different programs with run out of MSRC as well. I guess this could be interesting for you as well:
A while ago we released the Microsoft Security Update Guide to explain how we release security updates and how you should/could work with our updates. It encompasses these themes: Get to know the security update release process Learn how to evaluate risk See how to mitigate security risks Understand how quickly you need to apply…Details
It is not really news anymore as it broke during my vacation. However, it is important from my point of view: We are a proud sponsor (and not for the first time) of the Privacy Enhancing Technology Awards, which recognizes the work of researchers in the area of Privacy Enhancing Technologies. There was a press…Details
Yesterday we announced new Surface devices coming this holiday. Devices like Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7 and Surface Pro X. Additionally, we launched Surface Earbuds. What really rocked is, what is coming next Holiday 2020: Surface Neo and Surface Duo – dual screen devices with an optimized Windows 10X. This opens a whole new…Details
Just before the RSA Conference, we announced the cloud-abased SOC we call Azure Sentinel. With all the noise and excitement which we had around this, another important announcement got kind of lost, even though it is at least as impactful: I am talking of Microsoft Threat Experts. To quote the announcement: Microsoft Threat Experts enables…Details
I guess this is important for Telcos (and others): GALLIUM: Targeting global telecom
While governments across the Globe are still trying to negotiate whether climate change is real or not, Microsoft is taking a bold step by announcing that we will be carbon negative by 2030. Not only that: By 2050 Microsoft will remove all the carbon emissions we have emitted directly or indirectly through electricity consumption since…Details