Mar 13, 2020   |   Aleenah Ansari

How Microsoft is transforming the way it fights security threats

The Microsoft Digital Security and Risk Engineering (DSRE) 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,...

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...

Jul 12, 2019   |   Felipe LeMaitre

Speaking of security: Our framework to secure Microsoft

At Microsoft, we believe that clarity is paramount. To help explain our security strategy, we devised a simple metaphor to illustrate the framework we use to drive digital security within the company: a three-legged stool atop a solid foundation. The six sections that make up this stool and foundation are essentially our investment pillars; in...

Sep 25, 2018   |   Robert Ford

No more passwords: the relentless commitment to creating a password-less world at Microsoft

The reasons to eliminate passwords are endlessly compelling and all too familiar to every enterprise IT organization. Passwords are insecure. Inconvenient. Expensive. Nobody likes them. [insert your preferred reason here]. Even Satya Nadella has said, “One of the biggest security issues is passwords.” But for our Chief Information Security Officer, Bret Arsenault, the commitment to...

Jun 19, 2018   |   Miri Rodriguez

Birds of a Falcon feather: Our diverse and inclusive team

So far in this series, we’ve learned how Falcon, the Microsoft AI spirit animal, lives up to its name by leveraging its speed, agility and impeccable visibility to help detect and protect millions of assets at the enterprise level. But unlike the solitary nature of the remarkable predatory bird, Microsoft Falcon thrives in the diverse...

Jun 6, 2018   |   Miri Rodriguez

Falcon: Zeroing in on our assets

In the first episode of this three-part mini video series, Samuel Trim, senior security engineer, and Patricia Donnellan, senior security program manager in Microsoft Core Services Engineering and Operations (CSEO), introduced us to Falcon: the Microsoft AI spirit animal that is helping detect and protect enterprise assets. This second episode takes a deeper dive into...