Microsoft to introduce features to protect Windows Phone users

Posted by Fred HumphriesVice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft Over recent months, Microsoft has been working with others in the wireless industry to develop voluntary principles for implementing more robust theft-deterrent technologies in smartphones. As a result of this work, Microsoft signed on to CTIA’s Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment in April, and today we are…

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Envisioning cyberspace in 2025

Posted by J. Paul NicholasSenior Director, Global Security Strategy & Diplomacy, Microsoft On Monday, Microsoft released a new report entitled “Cyberspace 2025: Today’s Decisions, Tomorrow’s Terrain” that looks beyond today’s technological trends to anticipate future catalysts for change in cyberspace. Cloud computing, the Internet of Things, big data and cybersecurity loom large on today’s—and tomorrow’s—agenda….


The key to a secure cyberspace: Speed and resilience

Posted by Mark WilliamsChief Security Officer, Microsoft Federal Organizations of all types today face a daily and growing assault from nation states, lone actors and organized crime. The effects of a cyber-attack can be as far-reaching, troublesome and significant as physical attacks, and can make or break organizations that are not sufficiently prepared. The question…

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Microsoft, experts gather for Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C.

Posted by Peter CullenGeneral Manager, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft This week is particularly exciting for the many people at Microsoft who focus on data privacy. Several of us will attend the annual Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C., hosted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). It is a week for privacy professionals from around…

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University of Colorado Health adopts Microsoft Office 365 for its data privacy and security commitment

Posted by Dr. Dennis SchmulandChief Health Strategy Officer, U.S. Health & Life Sciences, Microsoft On Wednesday, University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), one of the state’s largest healthcare providers, announced its migration to Microsoft Office 365, a decision that was made in large part due to Microsoft’s long-standing commitment to data security and privacy and because…

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Microsoft releases best practices for developing a national strategy for cybersecurity

Posted by Paul Nicholas & Cristin GoodwinSenior 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, Growth, and Innovation. This publication is based on lessons learned from customers and governments around the…

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Former White House CIO Joins Microsoft for a Live Twitter Chat

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Theresa Payton, a cyber security expert on America Now News Magazine who manages Fortalice®, LLC, a security consulting company. Ms. Payton was chief information officer at the White House from May 2006 to September 2008. According to the Federal Trade Commission, 10 million people will be a…


Microsoft Names Research Grant Recipients in Fight Against Child Sex Trafficking

Posted by Samantha DoerrPublic 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 Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit and Microsoft Research partnered to release…


Cybersecurity and Internet Health: Collaborating to Protect Citizens and Systems Online

Posted by Jeff JonesDirector, 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. We are using a greater variety of devices and…


Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Volume 12 Released

Posted by Tim RainsDirector, 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 disclosure trends and analysis · Latest data and analysis of global vulnerability…

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