Learn how Microsoft IT helps protect and secure our enterprise network against malware and advanced attacks. Brian Hooper, Senior Security Engineer in Microsoft IT, and Daryl Pecelj, Senior Security Architect in Microsoft IT, discuss Windows Defender and how we use Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to monitor the network for anomalous behavior that may indicate possible malicious attacks or breaches. They answer questions from participants about best practices.
Microsoft IT provides secure, remote access for Microsoft employees—helping them stay productive and easily connect to work when needed. With Windows 10 Anniversary Update, we implemented a new VPN connection profile that includes the Always On feature. Employees can use it to automatically connect to the network. This profile streamlines the remote access experience with a seamless connection and enforces strong authentication methods for network security.
Microsoft products make board meetings at Microsoft successful. Between Outlook scheduling, OneNote collaboration tools, and secure storage for agenda content in SharePoint Online, the Office of the Corporate Secretary efficiently organizes meetings. Quality and feature updates in Windows 10 make it easy for Executive Support Services to keep executives’ devices up to date. Surface Hub with Windows 10, apps like Whiteboard and Skype for Business, and integrated AV technologies make a flexible, easy-to-manage collaboration workspace.
When universal design principles challenged our thinking, Microsoft IT took accessibility to a new level with the design of our updated lobby experience. Not only did we incorporate accessible features into the multitouch technologies throughout our new lobbies, we leveraged personas to build inclusive improvements into our designs from the start. The holistic approach goes beyond typical accessibility scenarios—it provides an improved experience across a broad audience by addressing more subtle, situational impairments.
To respond to the increasing sophistication of cyberattacks, Microsoft IT implemented a new cloud-based service, Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). Focusing on the small number of attacks that originate from advanced adversaries, Windows Defender ATP draws on machine learning, big data, and security analytics to help us detect, investigate, and respond to advanced, targeted attacks on our network, without building costly, on-premises solutions.
Windows 10 introduced a new way to streamline operating system updates—Windows as a service. Microsoft IT uses in-place upgrades and agile methodology to promote Windows adoption. We’ve streamlined application compatibility testing, established pilot deployments with early adopters, tracked progress through visual workflows, and made data-driven decisions using Upgrade Analytics. As a result, we were able to quickly deploy Windows 10, Windows 10 November update, and Windows 10 Anniversary Update across the company.