Microsoft Security Announcements Update

Here’s a quick recap of Microsoft's recent security announcements, including those at the recently concluded RSA 2016, as well as news of the milestone opening of a Cybercrime Satellite Center in Korea – our 5th in Asia, and 7th globally.

On 4 March 2016, Microsoft Korea launched its new Cybersecurity Center (CSC) in Korea, further raising Microsoft’s investment in the region in the fight against cyberthreats. The center will drive greater public-private partnerships to fight cybercrime, strengthen the cooperation with local businesses, governmental and academic organizations on cybersecurity, and increase Microsoft’s contribution towards securing Korean computer and Internet users.

More information on the CSC launch can be found here.

On 1 March 2016, Microsoft announced the next steps in its efforts to protect enterprise customers, Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection – a new service that will help enterprises to detect, investigate, and respond to advanced attacks on their networks. Building on the existing security defenses Windows 10 offers today, Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection provides a new post-breach layer of protection to the Windows 10 Security stack. 

To learn more please view the full blog post announcing Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection here.

Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Officer, Brad Smith gave a keynote speech at which he discussed how while the evolution of cloud computing has transformed the way we work, the recent geopolitical events have precipitated debates on the roles that governments and industry should play in defending and securing society, and the appropriate balance between security, privacy and the freedom of expression. 

Visit here to watch the keynote presentation in full.

In November, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella highlighted the need for a new approach to enterprise security and outlined some of the investments the company was making in this regard. Bret Arsenault, Chief Information Security Officer, Microsoft provides an update on the progress the company has made thus far in his blog post which can be read here.

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