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 19, 2018   |   Al Kitchen

Dive ops: Getting Scottish underwater datacenter security right

When it comes time to lower a datacenter into the ocean, it pays to be well connected. Lee Howell is a 16-year Microsoft veteran, part of a team responsible for network engineering, which makes him a seriously well-connected guy. “I look at our Wide Area Network (WAN), core routing, and topography—ensuring that the company is...

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...

Dec 12, 2017   |   Miri Rodriguez

What cultural and digital transformation means to enterprise information security

Many organizations are currently undergoing a digital or cultural transformation today and in some cases – as it is for Microsoft – both. While these profound, accelerated changes are enabling enterprises to be more creative, innovative and remain competitive, combining new business models with the integration of new technologies and direction can almost certainly bring...

Dec 6, 2017   |   Miri Rodriguez

Fostering a risk-based culture to secure the enterprise

When it comes to forecasting and evaluating security risks, process identification and prioritization is key to avoid or minimize the impact to an enterprise – especially during a digital transformation. “In a large, multinational company, getting clear priorities across different businesses…is super important”, said Arsenault. In episode five of the Securing our enterprise six-part series,...

Nov 28, 2017   |   Miri Rodriguez

Sorting through the noise to protect the enterprise

Noise. Noise. Noise. As the digital transformation continues to accelerate business practices, complex and unstructured data sets are inundating enterprises on a day-to-day basis. So, how do we get from noise to clarity? The good news for information protection is that we can use the “noise” to analyze insights and create actionable intelligence. Sr. Director...

Nov 21, 2017   |   Miri Rodriguez

How Microsoft protects against identity compromise

In this six-part Securing our Enterprise series, we’ve been hearing from our Chief Information Security Officer, Bret Arsenault as he sequentially breaks down every piece of a five-part “security stool” representing every essential aspect of what it takes to secure our enterprise. So far, we’ve learned about balancing information protection (the seat of the stool),...

Nov 14, 2017   |   Miri Rodriguez

The importance of device health

As we navigate our own digital transformation at Microsoft, our Chief Information Security Officer, Bret Arsenault, and his team continue their relentless approach to securing our enterprise. It’s not just about helping to keep both customer and Microsoft data secure, it’s about ensuring that the connected devices producing data are also protected. This is no...

Nov 7, 2017   |   Miri Rodriguez

Balancing security in the midst of a digital transformation

New technologies. Streamlined processes. More agile models. Enhanced customer experience. These are just a handful of the various benefits that organizations are beginning to boast about as the hyper-connectedness of digital transformation continues to revolutionize enterprises, including Microsoft. With these rapid cycles of innovation and optimization comes the inevitable question, how do we continue to...