25 Oct 2018

Phishing Report Shows Microsoft, Paypal, & Netflix as Top Targets

“A new phishing report has been released that keeps track of the top 25 brands targeted by bad actors. Of these brands, Microsoft, Paypal, and Netflix are the top brands impersonated by phishing attacks. Email security provider Vade Secure tracks the 25 most spoofed brands in North America that are impersonated in

Read More
10 Oct 2018

Microsoft to Host the Government’s Classified Data Early Next Year

“Microsoft is making moves to target a growing multibillion market: hosting, storing and running the U.S. government’s most sensitive classified secrets and data. On Tuesday, the software giant announced it will join rival Amazon as the only commercial cloud providers with the security capabilities to host secret classified data by

Read More
03 Oct 2018

Fileless Malware Attacks on the Rise, Microsoft Says

“Fileless malware attacks, or incidents where the malicious payload doesn’t touch the disk, but is executed directly in memory instead, are on the rise, Microsoft says. Attacks that leverage fileless techniques are not new, but were recently adopted by a broader range of malware. A couple of years ago, the

Read More
21 Aug 2018

Microsoft Thwarts Russia Hackers Targeting GOP Critics of Trump

“Microsoft Corp. has detected and seized web domains created by cyber-attackers linked to the Russian military, in a potential attempt to manipulate and disrupt the U.S. midterm elections. The shadowy group, known as Strontium, created domains that mimicked organizations such as the International Republican Institute and Hudson Institute so intended

Read More
27 Jul 2018

Bidding Begins for Pentagon’s Controversial $10 Billion War Cloud

The DoD is now accepting proposals for its 10-year, $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract, to be awarded to a single provider. The controversial contract will make a commercial company responsible for important workloads and classified military secrets accessible around the globe “in a single war cloud.”

Read More
19 Jul 2018

Microsoft wants the government to regulate facial recognition technology

Microsoft’s President compared facial recognition technology to the auto, air safety, food, and pharmaceutical industries as he called for a governmental role in regulating its use in everyday life. Regulation is necessary, he argues, for industries where companies have incentives to forego safety mechanisms if it wins them a competitive

Read More
07 Jun 2018

Microsoft Launches Underwater Data Center

Responding to the significant cooling and energy requirements of data centers, Microsoft has developed and launched an underwater data center off the coast of Scotland containing 12 racks of 864 servers. The project used submarine technology to install the center and runs on renewable energy while using its surroundings for

Read More
04 Jun 2018

In the Age of AI, Microsoft Continues to Corner the Market on the Human Stack with GitHub Acquisition

In addition to it’s research in AI and Quantum Computing, Microsoft has continued to apply appropriate focus on managing the human stack. In addition, to its traditional suite of Office and online solutions, Microsoft continues to acquire companies that have a human capital focus. Acquiring LinkedIn put Microsoft at the

Read More
04 Jun 2018

Microsoft confirms $7.5 billion GitHub acquisition

Microsoft confirmed their acquisition of GitHub today, following recent unofficial reports. This is the organization’s second major acquisition during the tenure of current CEO Satya Nadella, the other being its $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn two years ago.  “GitHub is a large code repository that has become very popular with

Read More