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Display results by tag: cybersecurity

  • Unfinished business on government surveillance reform

    Brad Smith Senior VP and General Counsel Microsoft - 05 June 2014

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  • Achieving resilience against modern cyberthreats

    Reto Haeni Chief Security Officer and Advisor for Western Europe, Microsoft - 14 May 2014

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  • The dawn of a new era: Cybersecurity in the world of big data

    Jan Neutze Director of Cybersecurity Policy EMEA - 13 March 2014

    This week at the CeBIT Global Conferences (CGC), Jan Neutze, Director of Cyber​security Policy in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) gave a keynote presentation on “Cybersecurity in the World of Big Data.”

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  • Keeping technology safe for our most vulnerable users

    Anthony Salcito Vice President of Microsoft Education - 12 March 2014

    On Wednesday in Barcelona, more than 1,100 educators, school leaders and government officials from nearly 100 countries are gathering to re-imagine and redesign the world of education for the 21st century.

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  • Conundrums in Cyberspace—Exploiting security in the name of, well, security

    Scott Charney Corporate Vice President of Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft - 25 Feb. 2014

    At Microsoft, establishing and sustaining trust with our customers is essential. If our customers can’t rely on us to protect their data—whether from crooks, mismanagement or excessive government intrusion—they will look elsewhere for a technology provider.

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  • Cybersecurity Legislation in Europe: An opportunity for leadership & harmonization

    Jan Neutze Director of Cybersecurity Policy EMEA - 17 Feb. 2014

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  • EVENT: Online tracking workshop

    Events - 06 Feb. 2014

    Address: Microsoft EBC Bruxelles, Rue Montoyer 51, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

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  • Safer Internet Day to tackle building a ‘better’ Web for kids

    Jacqueline Beauchere Director, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft - 23 Jan. 2014

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  • Microsoft, Europol, FBI and industry partners disrupt notorious ZeroAccess botnet that hijacks search results

    Richard Domingues Boscovich Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit - 06 Dec. 2013

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  • Protecting customer data from government snooping

    Brad Smith Senior VP and General Counsel Microsoft - 05 Dec. 2013

    Many of our customers have serious concerns about government surveillance of the Internet.

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  • Partnering with the Council of Europe to enhance privacy and fight cybercrime

    Dorothee Belz Vice President Legal and Corporate Affairs for Microsoft Corporation in Europe  - 04 Dec. 2013

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  • Microsoft's long-standing commitment to children's online safety

    Jacqueline Beauchere Director, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft - 28 Nov. 2013

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  • Microsoft unveils state-of-the-art Cybercrime Center

    Microsoft unveils state-of-the-art Cybercrime Center - 19 Nov. 2013

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  • Microsoft and the European Disability Forum host discussion on e-Government

    James Thurston Director, International Accessibility Policy - 15 Nov. 2013

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  • Cybersecurity: Raising awareness and building capacity. In Europe and beyond.

    Jan Neutze Director of Cybersecurity Policy EMEA - 31 Oct. 2013

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  • Best policy to thwart online bullying? EC paper says raise awareness

    Jacqueline Beauchere Director, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft - 30 July 2013

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  • Microsoft works with financial services industry leaders, law enforcement and others to disrupt massive financial cybercrime ring

    Richard Domingues Boscovich Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit - 06 June 2013

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  • Translating good intentions into effective cybersecurity policy

    Scott Charney Corporate Vice President of Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft - 05 June 2013

    Governments around the world are considering regulatory changes in an effort to reduce cybersecurity risk; in fact, more than 40 governments are working on cybersecurity plans, policies, and/or regulations.

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  • European Union check-up: Romania still tops the list of most infected in the EU

    Tim Rains Director, Trustworthy Computing Communications - 30 May 2013

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  • Microsoft takes Botnet Threat Intelligence Program to the Cloud; Provides near real-time data

    TJ Campana Director of Security, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit - 29 May 2013

    Protecting people is at the forefront of the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit’s fight against cybercrime.  When we launched the Project MARS (Microsoft Active Response for Security) program in 2010 to proactively combat botnets, we knew that cleaning the malware-infected computers of people around the world was just as important as disrupting the threats.

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  • Youth, parents, teachers, schools: take note of a new online bullying report

    Jacqueline Beauchere Director, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft - 19 Feb. 2013

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  • Safer Internet Day 2013 - the challenges of today’s digital world

    Cornelia Kutterer Senior Policy Counsel - 05 Feb. 2013

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  • Windows 8 family safety settings help keep kids safer online

    Jacqueline Beauchere Director, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft - 10 Jan. 2013

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  • Hope and despair in Europolis

    Jonathan Zuck - 13 Dec. 2012

    Landing at Zaventem airport during a snow storm last week, I suddenly felt as though the Euro crisis had taken physical form. Europe seemed stuck in a permanent winter since 2008 with no warmth in sight. Worse still, it seemed as though some of the EU’s politicians were busy perfecting ice-maker policies rather than helping to fix the central heating. 

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  • The importance of ‘Notice and Action’ in addressing illegal internet content

    Chris Oldknow Enforcement Policy Counsel - 30 Nov. 2012

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  • Kid’s corner on Windows Phone 8 – our next deliverable to the CEO coalition

    Cornelia Kutterer Senior Policy Counsel - 05 Nov. 2012

    The children of today are citizens of a digital era. Children now have the opportunity to learn in both fun and interactive ways. They can explore and develop their passions in a manner that not long ago would have been either unaffordable or simply unavailable.

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  • Cyber-threats in the European Union: first half 2012

    Tim Rains Director, Trustworthy Computing Communications - 22 Oct. 2012

    I have written about the threat landscape in the European Union (EU) before, focused on the first and second half of 2011.

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  • Digital Agenda Assembly: and now for some action

    Jean-Jacques Sahel Director, EMEA Policy and International Organisations - 23 Aug. 2012

    Late June several hundred academics, entrepreneurs, regulators, politicians, civil society and other ‘digital enthusiasts’ met in Brussels for the second annual Digital Agenda Assembly, led by the European Commission.

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  • The threat landscape shifts significantly in the European Union - Part 3

    Tim Rains Director, Trustworthy Computing Communications - 24 July 2012

    In the first two parts of this three part series I focused on the locations in the European Union (EU) that had the highest malware infection rates and/or saw the highest increases in malware infection rates in the second half of 2011.

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  • The threat landscape shifts significantly in the European Union - Part 2

    Tim Rains , Director, Trustworthy Computing Communications - 13 July 2012

    In part 1 of this series on the threat landscape in the European Union in the second half of 2011, I examined the threats in the location with the highest malware infection rate, Romania.

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  • The threat landscape shifts significantly in the European Union - Part 1

    Tim Rains Director, Trustworthy Computing Communications - 27 June 2012

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  • Cooperation is key for fighting cybercrime

    Bill Harmon Associate General Counsel, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit - 06 June 2012

    It’s often said that knowledge is power, and in the face of a societal problem like the spread of malicious software, sharing knowledge empowers people to act in their own defense.

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  • Tackling cybersecurity together

    Jean-Philippe Courtois President, Microsoft International - 31 May 2012

    Where Europe succeeds, we succeed

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  • Making the Internet a safer place for children - second update on our efforts in support of the CEO coalition initiated by Vice President Kroes

    Cornelia Kutterer Senior Policy Counsel - 15 May 2012

    The Commission recently launched a new strategy for a safer internet and better internet content for children and teenagers.  This new strategy seeks to accomplish a few objectives.

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  • AdChoices icon will bring greater transparency to Online Behavioral Advertising

    Townsend Feehan Attorney - 11 May 2012

    For several weeks now, internet users visiting MSN sites in EEA countries will have seen a small “AdChoices” icon next to online adverts appearing on the sites.

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  • The Security Intelligence Report shows shifts in the European threat landscape

    Tim Rains Director, Trustworthy Computing Communications - 26 April 2012

    Some months back I wrote an article on cyber-threats in the European Union. This article was based on data from the 11th volume of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report.

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  • Event: Microsoft EU Cybersecurity and Digital Crimes Forum

    Events - 11 April 2012


    Check the full agenda of the event here.

    The EU Cybersecurity and Digital Crimes Forum was a full day conference on cyber and internet security addressing European policy makers and national security and digital crime specialists.

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  • Stepping up the fight against cybercrime in Europe

    Bill Harmon Associate General Counsel, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit - 29 March 2012

    The use of the Internet, PCs, smart phones and tablets have become an indispensable part of how we study, work and interact with friends, and family. Unfortunately, technology has become an indispensable tool for criminals as well.

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  • Making the Internet a safer place for children – an up-date on our efforts in support of the CEO coalition initiated by Vice President Kroes

    John Vassallo Vice President - EU Affairs - 19 March 2012

    It was in December last year that Microsoft became a part of Vice President Kroes’ initiative to make the Internet a safer place for children. Together with 27 other companies in the ICT sector, from hardware manufacturers to providers of content we committed to work on 5 areas, namely report abuse, privacy settings, content classification, parental controls and take down of sexual child abuse.

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  • Safer Internet Day 2012 in Newcastle: Connecting Generations

    Bonnie Kearney Director, Accessibility Marketing & Communications, Trustworthy Computing Communications - 15 Feb. 2012

    As efforts continue worldwide to improve digital inclusion, online safety has never been more important.

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  • More and better online commerce in Europe

    Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 03 Feb. 2012

    The internet really started to ‘take off’ for businesses and consumers to use about 20 years ago.  Quite a bit of regulation has changed since that time to make internet ‘e-commerce’ easier, cheaper and safer.

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  • They know where you live. And more…

    Futures - 20 Dec. 2011

    In November 2008, the French magazine Le Tigre published "Marc L.," a portrait of a 29-year-old who worked for an architecture firm near Bordeaux. The author had never met his subject but needed only a few minutes of Web searching to discover a large number of personal details, right down to his girlfriend’s name, her parents’ address, and what he did on his last vacation.

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  • A Better Online Experience for Kids

    John Vassallo Vice President - EU Affairs - 30 Nov. 2011

    Today, Commissioner Neelie Kroes announced the CEO Coalition on Child Online Safety. Microsoft is pleased to be a founding member of this coalition.

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  • The EU’s Digital Agenda creating a safer ride on the net

    Futures - 18 Nov. 2011

    Microsoft’s innovation’s magazine FUTURES released an interview with ROBERT MADELIN, Director-general for Information Society and Media at the European Commission.

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  • Will the cookies crumble?

    Futures - 10 Nov. 2011

    Visit a website, get a cookie. You can’t see it, but it is a small file that is installed on your computer whenever you browse a travel site, buy books online or search for a new refrigerator. The cookie remembers you, allowing the site to store information about you and your preferences – and making you a better advertising target.

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  • Cyber-Threats in the European Union

    Tim Rains Director, Trustworthy Computing Communications - 02 Nov. 2011

    I recently visited Brussels, where the European Union has its main base of operations.  I had the opportunity to talk to numerous people there about the latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report containing data and insights on the cyber-threats Microsoft has observed specifically in the EU.

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  • No one-size fits all approach to online safety: Highlighting the European model

    Julie Inman Grant Global Director of Online Safety and Privacy Outreach - 24 Oct. 2011

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  • Keeping children safe and empowering them to be good “digital citizens”

    John Vassallo Vice President - EU Affairs - 06 Oct. 2011

    Connected to the Internet, the PC and mobile devices have created enormous opportunities for people of all ages to enhance the way they work, learn, play and communicate.

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  • Cybercrime fighting in action: Botnet take-downs

    Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 03 Oct. 2011

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  • Who’s in charge here? Consumers driving corporate technology purchases

    Futures - 30 Sept. 2011

    More than 100 million people in Western Europe will buy a smartphone this year. Within minutes of opening the package they will be setting up connections to mail servers, downloading third-party applications and synchronising music and games with their existing online life.

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  • Cybercriminals versus the good guys

    Futures - 05 Aug. 2011

    Scammers are getting more clever. But software companies and policymakers are becoming smarter too.

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  • Event: Digital Values series - Expressed Freedoms

    Microsoft - 17 June 2011

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  • A Dialogue on Digital Values – Securely connected

    Cornelia Kutterer Senior Policy Counsel - 23 May 2011

    Spurred by pressing questions about Internet security and fundamental rights, our second digital values event “Securely Connected” brought together key stakeholders from EU institutions, industry and NGOs to discuss the security challenges consumers face in an increasingly connected world

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  • Event: Digital Values series - Future Consumers

    Events - 14 March 2011

    New technologies become interwoven with our everyday lives and our relationship with gadgets is constantly evolving. Do the current terms and concepts of consumer protection remain valid in the digital age? What are the new vulnerabilities and do we need to re-learn consumer protection?

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  • A debate on digital values – trust

    Cornelia Kutterer Senior Policy Counsel - 16 Feb. 2011

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  • Digital Values series: Securely Connected

    Cornelia Kutterer Senior Policy Counsel - 14 Feb. 2011

    The online world allows for people to be more connected than ever before. On the other hand, increasing connectivity intensifies the security risks.

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  • Safer Internet Day

    Events - 07 Feb. 2011

    Microsoft supports Safer Internet Day, a global campaign promoting a healthy Internet for all. Organized by Insafe and co-founded by the European Union, Safer Internet Day promotes more responsible use of online technologies and services.

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  • Digital Values series: Human Trust

    Cornelia Kutterer Senior Policy Counsel - 17 Jan. 2011

    Just how strong is trust in a modern society? The more we depend on technologies to carry out or mediate our everyday activities, the more we need to make sure that we trust them to do so. How do you inspire user trust without any face-to-face contact? Do we need trustmarks or rather trust user experience?

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  • Help protect your kids from cyberbullying

    Microsoft - 04 June 2010

    Bullies are notorious for tormenting their victims face to face—at school, on the playground, in sports.  

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  • Take charge of your online reputation

    Microsoft - 04 June 2010

    Chances are you already have a reputation online, even if you don't want one. On Web sites across the Internet, people can find information about you.

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  • A right to original software: Consumer Action Day

    Cornelia Kutterer Senior Policy Counsel - 04 March 2010

    Last month we organized an event at the European Parliament hosted by Bill Newton-Dunn MEP on the occasion of a Microsoft worldwide campaign against counterfeit software with the real victim of counterfeits at its center - the end-consumer.

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  • ‘Maga No Need Pay’: Nigeria stands up to fight cyber scams

    Jean-Christophe Le Toquin Director, Digital Crimes Unit - 10 Feb. 2010

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  • Do you have trust in digital life?

    Editor - 01 June 2009

    The Internet and other modern information and communication technologies are transforming Europe's economy and society on a scale never seen before, offering opportunities for new forms of social interaction and innovative personalised services, and providing huge potential for economic growth. But can we trust them?

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