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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for NextGen Threat Protection

Traditionally detecting and responding to cyber threats always relied on understanding precedence, matching patterns, writing definitions and configuring rules based actions for mitigations. Given the kind of sophistications, polymorphism and expedited rate of change in threat landscape seen nowadays, traditional methods involving human touch at each and every point proving to be inadequate and inefficient…. Read more

The Game of Phishing – How to beat your Opponent

With more than 1.4 Billion clear text user credentials accumulated and up for grabs in the dark web clearly indicates that the hunt for credentials from genuine users/Organizations is the most important phase of the the cyber kill chain. Verizon Data Breach Investigation report 2017 says that 81% of breaches that have occurred involved compromised… Read more

My Article on CIO Review Magazine : Stay Updated, Stay Protected

In the increasingly dynamic world of cyber threats where threat landscape is changing by seconds, staying updated breaks the ROI of the attackers. If you are a reader of CIO review magazine hope you’ll like my this article published in the October 2017 edition.     You can read the full CIO review Digital Magazine here… Read more

My Book Project : Windows 10 for Enterprise Administrators

With more and more customers adopting Windows 10 as preferred Operating System as their preferred platform for their Endpoint Devices, the need of upgrading skills for our IT administrators with the know how of new tools, upgrade strategies, deployment of new features/capabilities and ongoing management of Windows 10 devices is definitely catching up. Windows 10… Read more

Windows 10 Device Guard against Malware Intrusion

  I hope you all found my previous post on Threat Mitigation capabilities of Windows 10 helpful in how these capabilities enables a more secured computing by making things harder for attackers to exploit Windows. Today, I am going to write about another great feature of Windows 10 Enterprise known as Device Guard which helps… Read more

Threat Mitigations in Windows 10

Traditionally Operating system releases from Microsoft used to happen once in few years and the time between releases,  a lot of these exploitation techniques used to get developed. Most of these new exploitation techniques were used to carry out attacks on Windows platform which didn’t have any mitigations and future release with the fix was… Read more

Returning to Blogosphere

I know its been a while (read ages) I have blogged as I did let other things both at work and home kept me occupied but I have been interacting with few of you on twitter (@Iftekharh) and sharing lots of technical content relevant to the world of Windows and Security, Recently my role got… Read more

Reimagining Enterprise Mobility – Part 2

In the Part 1 of this series, we discussed how Mobility and flexible workstyle investments are so integral in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 Operating Systems. Today I'll talk about the additional layer of services which are essentials in delivering successful Enterprise Mobility Solutions in an organization. Identity and Access – With the emergence… Read more

Microsoft unveils Windows 10

Today in San Francisco, Microsoft unveils Windows 10, the next Windows Operating System Platform. You can read the Windows Blog post from details on what we announced today. While Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu and other great enhancements from the UI perspective, its also going to great for Enterprises from Security, manageability and… Read more

Reimagining Enterprise Mobility: Microsoft Mobility Stack–Part 1

Enterprise mobility is more than a set of services which an organizations can deploy to enable a rich mobile work environment. There is a huge play of the Operating system platform you use to enable Mobility directly from the platform itself. Today I am going to talk about how Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012… Read more