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Get an exclusive look inside Microsoft’s new high-tech headquarters for the fight against cybercrime
Posted by Steve Wiens Editor, Stories Call them “the zombies next door.” With terrifying speed and stealth, cybercriminals can infect millions of PCs with malware, turning them into a vicious zombie army mobilized to commit crimes like identity theft, financial fraud and worse. ...
14 Nov 2013
New cybersecurity report details risk of running unsupported software
Posted by Tim Rains Director, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft On Tuesday, Trustworthy Computing released volume 15 of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, which provides threat intelligence and analysis of cyber threats in over 100 countries/regions worldwide. Among the numerous key findings...
29 Oct 2013
Microsoft releases best practices for developing a national strategy for cybersecurity
Posted by Paul Nicholas & Cristin Goodwin Senior Director, Global Security & Diplomacy, Microsoft and Senior Attorney, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft On Friday, Microsoft released a new white paper entitled Developing a National Strategy for Cybersecurity: Foundations for Security...
4 Oct 2013
Learn to Fight Online Fraud During Cyber Awareness Month
Posted by Jacqueline Beauchere Director, Trustworthy Computing Communications, Microsoft Lottery scams, advance-fee fraud, phishing attacks and fake anti-virus alerts. These are just a few ways criminals are attempting to gain access to your personal information to steal money, and impersonate you...
15 Oct 2012
The Week in Tech Policy: Oct. 8th Edition – The Debate on Cybersecurity, Warrantless Mobile Device Tracking & More
Posted by Jeff Meisner Editor, Microsoft on the Issues In this edition of The Week in Tech Policy, we have stories on the continuing debates around cybersecurity, warrantless tracking of Americans’ mobile devices and more. Debate on cybersecurity continues. Gen. Keith Alexander, the head...
8 Oct 2012
How You Can Get Involved in National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post from Michael Kaiser, Executive Director of the National Cyber Security Alliance. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is about everyone doing their part to make sure our online lives are kept...
2 Oct 2012
The Week in Tech Policy: Sept. 24th Edition
Posted by Jeff Meisner Editor, Microsoft on the Issues In this edition of The Week in Tech Policy, we have stories on cybersecurity, e-mail privacy and new research that seeks to weigh in on the recent debate on whether college is still worth the investment. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...
24 Sep 2012
The Week in Tech Policy – Aug. 6th Edition
Posted by Jeff Meisner Editor, Microsoft on the Issues This edition of The Week in Tech Policy has stories on higher education, online privacy guidelines for children, wireless spectrum and more. Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s assess higher education’s financial health. Two major...
6 Aug 2012
The Week in Tech Policy – July 30th Edition
Posted by Jeff Meisner Editor, Microsoft on the Issues In this edition of The Week in Tech Policy, we have stories on the online sales tax debate, online education, wireless spectrum and more. Reshaping online education. In this July 20 post on his Taking Note blog , veteran NPR and PBS education...
30 Jul 2012
Microsoft Names Research Grant Recipients in Fight Against Child Sex Trafficking
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Posted by Samantha Doerr Public Affairs Manager, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit In order to effectively solve difficult societal problems, we must first understand them. With the belief that research can open the door to effective interventions in the fight against modern day slavery, in December the...
13 Jun 2012
Cybersecurity and Internet Health: Collaborating to Protect Citizens and Systems Online
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Posted by Jeff Jones Director, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft Computing is now an essential part of our everyday lives. The Internet today reaches a global population of more than two billion people – providing a range of critical services to more citizens around the world than ever before...
4 Jun 2012
Microsoft Joins White House, Private Sector Partners in New Effort to Combat Botnets
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Posted by Eric Wenger Policy Counsel for U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft Every day criminals exploit innocent, unsuspecting people by secretly overtaking their computers to carry out crimes. Networks of bad actors have assembled an efficient, resilient infrastructure of computing power called botnets...
30 May 2012
Microsoft Technology to Help Law Enforcement Fight High-Tech Crimes
Posted by Bill Harmon Associate General Counsel, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it has provided $2.3 million in technology to the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) to further the center’s efforts to equip law enforcement with the skills and resources...
2 May 2012
Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Volume 12 Released
Posted by Tim Rains Director, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft Today, we released the latest volume of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) containing a large body of new data and analysis on the threat landscape. This volume of the SIR includes: · Latest industry vulnerability...
25 Apr 2012
Microsoft Testifies on U.S. Senate Cybersecurity Legislation
Posted by Paul Nicholas Senior Director, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft Last week, Scott Charney testified at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs . The hearing was about the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, which is Congress’s first comprehensive legislation...
24 Feb 2012
Accountability in Action: Microsoft’s Privacy Program
Posted by Brendon Lynch Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft Accountability has been a globally recognized principle of privacy and data protection for more than three decades. But in the past few years, an important effort has been under way to clearly delineate what accountability—and the related...
22 Feb 2012
Friends Oversharing Online? Call it "Digital T.M.I."
Posted by Jacqueline Beauchere Director, Trustworthy Computing Communications, Microsoft We've all encountered them: people who after five minutes of meeting feel compelled to tell you the vivid details of their relationship woes, family traumas or financial hardships. In one-to-one or small-group...
11 Oct 2011
House Task Force Provides Framework for Legislative Action on Cyber Security
Posted by Scott Charney Corporate Vice President, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft This week, the House Cyber Security Task Force, chaired by Rep. Thornberry, released its recommendations and report to help guide legislative action on cybersecurity. The Task Force recommendations represent another...
7 Oct 2011
Microsoft on National Cyber Security Month: Everyone Must Do Their Part
Posted by Jacqueline Beauchere Director, Trustworthy Computing Communications, Microsoft October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) in the U.S. and around the world. This year's official launch is taking place in Ypsilanti, Michigan to coincide with the Michigan Cyber Summit 2011 ...
7 Oct 2011
Microsoft Shares Cyber Threat Defense Strategies at NATO Symposium
Posted by Matt Thomlinson General Manager, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft Today, I spoke at NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) during the Information Assurance Symposium 2011 on cybersecurity. I started by teeing up two important questions: · What techniques are attackers using...
22 Sep 2011
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