Providing technology to 95 percent of the Fortune 500
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.
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.
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.