Lessons learned from the Microsoft SOC Part 2b: Career paths and readiness

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Create stronger passwords and protect them

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Microsoft “Trust Centers” provide integral information for Cloud-related decisions

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Strengthening encryption for Microsoft Azure customers

In July, we published a blog post which talked about the advancements Microsoft had made in encryption for Outlook.com and OneDrive to further increase the security of our customers data.   Today, Microsoft Azure has taken additional steps toward our commitment to protecting customer data with the announcement of encryption improvements for Microsoft Azure guest OS.   

The encryption improvements, which apply to Microsoft Azure cipher solution for hosted guest virtual machines, provide customers with enhanced protection when connecting and transmitting data. For example, the enhancements to the default Transport Layer Security (TLS)/Secure Socket Layer (SSL) cipher suites helps ensure that connections are better encrypted during transmission.  In addition, enabling Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS) helps ensure a different encryption key is used for every connection, making it more difficult for attackers to decrypt connections.  See more >>

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Security, Transparency and Privacy


Last week my colleague, Matt Thomlinson, shared some
important updates about Microsoft’s efforts to enhance protections for our customers’ data and to increase transparency regarding our engagements with governments around the world.  Read more >>

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Advancing our encryption and transparency efforts

As a company, we have been working hard to further increase data security protections in our services, to  add capacity to our transparency center  engagements with governments, and to push governments to be more transparent themselves. 

In December, we announced our commitment to increase the security of our customers’ data, and our plans to reinforce legal protections for our customers’ data.  In January, we called for an international convention focused on the issue of government access to data.  Then in March, we shared the additional steps we took to protect your privacy

We are committed to earning our customers’ trust each and every day, and today, Matt Thomlinson, vice president for Trustworthy Computing Security, shares  the progress we are making on these fronts. I encourage you to check out his Microsoft on the Issues blog post to learn more about this announcement.  See more >>

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Microsoft Services unaffected by OpenSSL “Heartbleed” vulnerability

Read more Microsoft Services unaffected by OpenSSL “Heartbleed” vulnerability

Sefnit’s Tor botnet C&C details

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