Microsoft Builds Cyber Defense Operations Center

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Microsoft revealed in a Keynote that it has intentions to build a Cyber Defense Operations Center to fend of cyberattacks, which have become a growing threat to many companies. They hope to develop the best way to protect their clouds and mobiles from threats, detect them in a timely manner and respond to them however necessary.

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Microsoft Invests $1 Billion to Build Cyber Defense Operations Center

In this presentation, Microsoft revealed that it will bring a Cyber Defense Operations Center, a top of the line facility that will help protect, detect and respond to cyber threats 24/7. It will have access to thousands of security staff, data analysts, engineers, program managers and developers as well as operations specialists to assert that threats are dealt with quickly and efficiently on a global sale. It will even have access to deploy Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit if law enforcement is necessary.

This Cyber Defense Operations Center effort will bring forth a new division of Microsoft, aptly called the Microsoft Enterprise Cybersecurity Group, which will be composed of worldwide security experts to give customers security solutions and services to modernize IT platforms and keep data safe. They’ll put Microsoft’s best in class security at the availability of the clients as well as the best available privacy technologies to make sure that their investments remain safe.

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Windows 10, Office 365, Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite Combine to Protect Windows Users

In addition to the building of the Cyber Defense Operations Center, Windows 10 has a Microsoft Passport and Windows Hello feature that that uses biometrics, making passwords futile. Windows 10 also comes with Credential Guard, which protects users fro pass the hash attacks. Windows 10’s Advanced Threat Analytics helps detect abnormal patterns in the sstem, and Azure Active Directory helps simplify passwords and identity management.

In order to protect Microsoft clients from accidental or incidental data loss, EMS has certain features that help IT manage and protect data on any Windows, Android or iOS device. Microsoft announced that they’ll be rolling out support for mobile application management without enrolling the device itself, and Box and Adobe will be offering Microsoft Intune native apps on iOS to prevent accidental sharing of confidential data between personal locations or cloud service.

Azure Rights and Management will protect any kind of data, and Windows 10 Enterprise Data Protection will build personal and corporate data separation directly into the OS, with encryption and app restriction policies.

Starting December 1, Customer Lockbox Will Give Customers Full Access to their Data in Office 365 and Equivio Analytics for eDiscovery

This announcement brings a new machine learning and text analytics systems to clients, which reduces the costs of risks that come with managing large amounts of data for eDiscovery. All of this is only the beginning for Microsoft, as they hope to be able to bring in a entire arsenal of security features to ensure that their systems and their cloud is the best option for their clients.