Mar 8, 2022   |   Danni White

Using Microsoft Azure AD entitlement management to empower Microsoft employees and protect the company

Microsoft is leveraging identity governance capabilities in Microsoft Azure AD entitlement management (EM) service to give its employees access to the files and resources they need to do their jobs while preventing them from accessing information they shouldn’t see. Until recently, those kinds of protections had to be implemented by hand for each individual work...

Dec 14, 2020   |   Mark Skorupa

Microsoft’s digital security team answers your Top 10 questions on Zero Trust

Our internal digital security team at Microsoft spends a fair amount of time talking to enterprise customers who face similar challenges when it comes to managing and securing a globally complex enterprise using a Zero Trust security model. While every organization is unique, and Zero Trust isn’t a “one size fits all” approach, nearly every...

Sep 30, 2020   |   Aleenah Ansari

Lessons Microsoft learned from applying Zero Trust during COVID-19

The world, and ways employees work, have been forever changed by COVID-19. Thanks to Microsoft cloud technologies like Microsoft Teams, Azure Active Directory, and Microsoft’s modern security approach, Zero Trust, employees no longer need to physically be in the office to be productive. The power of the cloud already opened the doors for us to...

Apr 29, 2020   |   Aleenah Ansari

Using a Zero Trust strategy to secure Microsoft’s network during remote work

Microsoft’s cloud-first strategy enables most Microsoft employees to directly access applications and services via the internet, but remote workers still use the company’s virtual private network (VPN) to access some corporate resources and applications when they’re outside of the office. This became increasingly apparent when Microsoft prepared for its employees to work remotely in response...

Mar 23, 2020   |   Lukas Velush

Running on VPN: How Microsoft is keeping its remote workforce connected

When Microsoft began preparing for its employees to work remotely in response to COVID-19, it was the job of Ludo Hauduc, corporate vice president of Core Platform Engineering in Microsoft Digital, and his team to make sure that the company’s internal network would hold up. They were cautiously optimistic—the team had just rebuilt the entire...

Mar 13, 2020   |   Aleenah Ansari

How Microsoft is transforming the way it fights security threats

The Microsoft Digital Security and Resilience (DSR) team is committed to protecting customer and employee data every day. This is underpinned by a Zero Trust strategy, supported by new analysis methods for identity compromise, and reinforced by security training and awareness campaigns. Bret Arsenault, corporate vice president and chief information security officer at Microsoft, and...

Feb 19, 2020   |   Aleenah Ansari

How Microsoft is transforming its approach to security training

In a defining moment, Microsoft employees did the right thing. Ken Sexsmith recalls waiting quietly outside a conference room for a meeting about a new approach for promoting the annual security training at Microsoft. Earlier that day, his team, which is responsible for enterprise-wide digital security education, training, and awareness, was running a company-wide phishing...