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Security industry alliances

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Microsoft plays a pivotal role in determining a customer’s security stack. We feel a deep sense of responsibility to partner with our community to establish standards and share information that helps people and companies stay safe.

Industry alliance partners

Cybersecurity Tech Accord

Microsoft helped establish the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, a pledge by technology companies to protect people and help defend them from malicious threats.

FIDO Alliance

Fast Identity Online Alliance (FIDO) is a nonprofit consortium of industry leaders that’s developed open standards for simpler, stronger authentication.

Microsoft Active Protections Program

The Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) gives security software providers early access to vulnerability information so they can provide updated protections to customers faster.

Microsoft Virus Initiative

The Microsoft Virus Initiative (MVI) helps organizations that develop antimalware technology get their products working and integrated with Windows.

Virus Information Alliance

The Virus Information Alliance (VIA) is a public antimalware collaboration program for exchanging technical information on malicious software with Microsoft.

Coordinated Malware Eradication

Coordinated Malware Eradication (CME) brings organizations together to share tools, information, and actions to drive coordinated campaigns against malware.

Forum of Incident Responders & Security Teams

The Forum of Incident Responders & Security Teams (FIRST) enables incident response teams to more effectively respond to security incidents, both reactively and proactively. Microsoft is active in the Vendor, CVSS, Multi-party Vulnerability Disclosure, PSIRT Framework, Ethics, and Vulnerability Coordination SIGs.

Industry Consortium for the Advancement of the Internet

The Industry Consortium for the Advancement of the Internet (ICASI) enables incident responders to analyze, mitigate, and resolve global security challenges with multiple stakeholders. As a founding member, Microsoft created the cross-site request forgery (CSRF) standard to help customers automate intake of security data from vendors.

Open Source Security Foundation Synopsis

The Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF), brings together the Linux Foundation-initiated Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII), the GitHub-initiated Open Source Security Coalition (OSSC), and other open-source security efforts to improve the security of open-source software by building a broader community, targeted initiatives, and best practices.

MITRE Engenuity’s Center for Threat-Informed Defense

Microsoft is a founding member of MITRE Engenuity’s Center for Threat-Informed Defense, which builds on MITRE ATT&CK® to conduct applied research and advanced development to improve cyber defense at scale for the global community.

Latest news

Standing up for cybersecurity

By forming the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, Microsoft called for measures to help protect people around the world.

Leading tech firms join the Accord

Microsoft, Facebook, and 32 other companies signed a pact to work together on cybersecurity issues.

Windows Hello FIDO2 certification

People with Windows 10 can now move beyond passwords to new forms of access with FIDO-certified security.

Companies pledge to cybersecurity

Companies promise to defend against the misuse of technology and to safeguard people from attacks.

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