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Phishing scheme affecting some Hotmail customers
The Windows Live Team Blog writes : Over the weekend Microsoft learned that several thousand Windows Live Hotmail customers’ credentials were exposed on a third-party site due to a likely phishing scheme. Upon learning of the issue, we immediately requested that the credentials be removed and launched...
7 Oct 2009
Leading Privacy Advocates Release New Tracking Protection Lists for IE9
Ryan Gavin writes on the Microsoft Exploring IE Blog : Privacy is top of mind for many people this week, as we get ready to celebrate Data Privacy Day on January 28. Over the next few days, you will hear quite a bit from Microsoft on this topic since we, as a company, continue to be very committed...
31 Jan 2012
A Guide to Data Governance for Privacy, Confidentiality and Compliance Part 5: Moving to Cloud Computing
Javier Salido, Senior Program Manager, Trustworthy Computing Group and Doug Cavit, Principal Security Strategist, Trustworthy Computing Group of Microsoft will be presenting a webcast on data governance for cloud computing. Maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of data, as well as meeting the...
17 Aug 2010
Building Global Trust Online Volume 2: Policymaker Guide to Privacy, Safety, and Security
Today, I’m happy to announce we are releasing Building Global Trust Online Volume 2: Policymaker Guide to Privacy, Safety, and Security at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C. Complimentary copies are available for conference attendees...
7 Mar 2012
SkyDrive: Everything on SkyDrive that you upload is private until you tell us otherwise.
Microsoft recently released a number of upgrades to our file storing and sharing service, SkyDrive.com. A lengthy blog post by Omar Shahine on the Inside Windows Live blog describes the changes, which include strong privacy protections to help prevent the kind of “inadvertent sharing” which...
29 Nov 2011
Government Requirements for a Secure Cloud
Ron Markezich, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Online Services, writes on the Microsoft Online Services Blog : This week, U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra unveiled the federal government’s vision for cloud computing, beginning with Apps.gov , an online marketplace that will enable...
21 Sep 2009
New Cloud Privacy Infographic
We just created a new infographic on cloud computing privacy . The infographic outlines concerns with privacy in the cloud, then spells out Microsoft’s approach to addressing them – Transparency, Control, and Responsibility. There’s much more on cloud computing privacy on the cloud...
5 Jan 2012
Microsoft Launches Privacy Ads
Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President, Corporate Communications, Microsoft writes on The Official Microsoft Blog : During the last week or so, there has been a fair amount of discussion about how Google is making some unpopular changes to some of its most popular products. You can see some of the...
1 Feb 2012
SkyDrive adds “Recycle Bin” for easier cloud data recovery
A concern many have with the integrity of cloud data is the ability to easily recover deleted files. Microsoft’s SkyDrive recently added a new feature to make it easier for customers to retrieve deleted files, as reported on the Inside SkyDrive blog : SkyDrive already keeps previous versions...
26 Sep 2012
Harmonizing Cloud Security Requirements to Enable Cloud Adoption
Posted by Posted by: Mark Estberg, Senior Director, Online Services Security and Compliance on the Trustworthy Computing Blog : Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services (GFS) organization delivers the global infrastructure and network for over 200 consumer and enterprise cloud services. The security...
22 Jun 2012
Privacy in the Cloud Computing Era: A Microsoft Perspective
Brendon Lynch here. Today we released a new position paper, Privacy in the Cloud Computing Era: A Microsoft Perspective . This new paper discusses how Microsoft is approaching privacy as it relates to cloud computing. We wrote this paper based on our experience over the past decade examining...
5 Nov 2009
Microsoft’s Brad Smith Testifies on Updating the Electronic Communication Privacy Act (ECPA) for Cloud Computing
Today Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee today in a hearing entitled “ The Electronic Communications Privacy Act: Promoting Security and Protecting Privacy in the Digital Age .” Smith urged Congress to update ECPA to ensure the right balance...
22 Sep 2010
Windows Live is giving you more meaningful choices to control your privacy
From the Windows Live Blog : by Omar Shahine A few months ago I authored a post that sets the context for some of the privacy discussion that’s currently happening, and how we think about privacy in Windows Live. This post describes the new privacy features in Windows...
18 Jun 2010
Talking Cloud Privacy in Washington, D.C.
Susie Adams, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Federal, writes on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog : Greater adoption of cloud computing is considered an inevitable trend by regulators and lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle, according to my fellow panelists at Tuesday’s “...
22 Nov 2011
Hotmail email access issue now resolved
Chris Jones, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Windows Live, relates on the Windows Live Blog that customers who lost access to their hotmail inboxes have had access restored : Beginning on December 30th we had an issue with Windows Live Hotmail that impacted 17,355 accounts. Customers impacted...
4 Jan 2011
Balancing Risk and Potential in Considering the Cloud
Adrienne Hall writes on the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing blog : Years ago I was a part of a team in Microsoft that did a lot of work in the hospitality sector. At that time hotels were Internet-enabling their chains and the business decision they had to make was whether to invest in big TVs or...
23 Sep 2011
RSA 2010: The Need for Workable Cross-Border Regulatory Frameworks
Last week, Scott Charney, corporate vice president for Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, gave a keynote address at the RSA Conference in San Francisco about progress Microsoft has made on the company’s End to End Trust vision for a safer, more trusted internet. As part of his remarks, he explained how...
8 Mar 2010
Cloud Fundamentals Video Series: Data Center Security
Tim Rains , Director, Trustworthy Computing writes on the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Blog : It goes without saying that the physical security of the data centers where cloud services are hosted is a very important aspect of security to all of the customers I talk to. After all, if an attacker...
22 May 2012
Trustworthy Computing Next
I’m in San Francisco this week for the annual RSA Security Conference . This morning I’m heading off to see Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing corporate vice President Scott Charney share his vision for the next decade in a keynote, “ TwC for our Computing–centric Society...
28 Feb 2012
New White Paper Details Privacy Safeguards of Office 365
Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft, writes on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog : Privacy is a top priority for many users of cloud computing, so Microsoft today is releasing a white paper that details many of the specific data protection policies, procedures and tools that have been integrated...
16 Dec 2011
Cloud Computing Security and Privacy
Doug Leland, Microsoft General Manager, Identity & Security Division shares his thoughts on cloud computing security and privacy: Hi all – Doug Leland here, general manager of the Identity and Security Business Group. Today at the Microsoft Management Summit vice president Bob Kelly spoke about...
6 May 2009
Kim Cameron: Some are overlooking cloud computing security and privacy
Kim Cameron,Chief Architect of Identity at Microsoft, reports on a disturbing trend at a seminar on cloud computing from his IdentityBlog: A few weeks ago I spoke at a conference of CIOs, CSOs and IT Mandarins that - of course - also featured a session on Cloud Computing. It was an industry...
14 May 2009
Video: Cloud Trust at 10,000 Feet
Richard Saunders, Director, Trustworthy Computing for Microsoft, writes on the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Blog : Microsoft’s chief security strategist shares the basics of keeping data safe in the cloud For anyone who wants a primer on the security, privacy and reliability issues...
21 Sep 2011
Can you spot the 6 signs of a scam?
Marcelle Amelia writes on the Security Tips & Talk Blog : We recently received an email that provided a great example of the tools in a cyberscammer's toolbelt. Here's the email. Can you spot the signs of a scam? Scroll down to read more. Dear Account Owner We are having congestion due...
28 Jun 2010
Cloud Fundamentals Video Series: Cloud Computing Privacy at Microsoft, Part 1
Tim Rains , Director, Trustworthy Computing, writes on the Trustworthy Computing blog : Cloud computing is a top of mind issue for many customers, and privacy issues are among some of our customers biggest concerns. Protecting privacy is part of Microsoft’s long-term commitment to Trustworthy...
12 Mar 2012
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