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SIR Volume 16: July to December 2013
This download contains two sections: 1.) Exploitation trends, 2.) Worldwide Threat Assessment.

Key Findings

A summary of the analysis and conclusions for SIR volume 16.

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Previous Editions

Exploitation Trends
Microsoft is committed to helping customers assess the risk they face from vulnerabilities. This article examines exploits that have been discovered, the vulnerabilities they targeted, and guidance on how to stay ahead of exploits.

Cloud Security: Conflict and Cooperation
Microsoft cloud services administrators and security response teams face similar or identical in nature issues faced by every IT administrator. This article examines two high-profile attack vectors from the perspective of Microsoft cloud services and incident response teams.

Measuring Benefits of Real-Time Security Software
This article illustrates how installing real-time security software from a reputable vendor and keeping it up to date is one of the most important steps to reduce exposure to malware.

Deceptive Downloads: Software, Music, and Movies
Provides information of how attackers take advantage of unsecure supply chains to distribute malware to victims around the world.

How Conficker Continues to Propagate
Provides information on why Conficker is a serious threat and what organizations can do to protect themselves.

Determined Adversaries and Targeted Attacks
Delivers insight into advanced persistent threats (APT) against organizations, governments, and individuals.

The Evolution of Malware and the Threat Landscape
This special edition of the SIR provides summarized information about how malware has evolved over the last 10 years.

TeliaSonera Case Study
European telecom company uses Microsoft security data to remove Botnet devices from its network.

Zeroing In on Malware Propagation Methods
This featured article for volume 11 covers classifying malware methods, user interaction insights, and provides analysis details.

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