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Microsoft Security Community events
As part of our community, you can speak directly to our engineering teams and get early access to changes by joining our webinars, participating in private previews, reviewing product roadmaps, attending in-person events, or providing feedback on our forums.
FEB 3 Microsoft Sentinel | Become a Jupyter Notebooks Ninja – MSTICPy Intermediate to Build Your Own Notebooks
In the previous webinar, we walked you through the fundamentals of MSTICPy. In this webinar, we will cover useful tips and more advanced uses of MSTICPy to supercharge your incident investigation and threat hunting.
FEB 10 Microsoft Sentinel | Automate Your Microsoft Sentinel Triage Efforts with RiskIQ Threat Intelligence
Please join this webinar to understand the threat intelligence capabilities in Microsoft Sentinel and how you can leverage the power of RiskIQ TI better with Microsoft Sentinel.
FEB 23 Microsoft Defender for IoT | Cloud Capabilities and Security Advantages
In this session, we will discuss the benefits of connecting Microsoft Defender for IoT for OT/ICS environments to the cloud. Covering both security and manageability aspects and cross platform integrations.
MAR 1 Microsoft Sentinel | What’s Next in Microsoft Sentinel?
Join members of our engineering team as they dive deeper into the new Microsoft Sentinel features, and the product vision going forward. See new features in action and as always, don’t forget to bring your questions.
MAR 9 Microsoft Sentinel | The Advanced SIEM Information Model (ASIM): Now Built into Microsoft Sentinel
Now that ASIM is built into Microsoft Sentinel, we will show you how to best use ASIM to use Microsoft Sentinel without worrying about each source’s details.
MAR 15 Microsoft Defender for Cloud | Demystifying Microsoft Defender for Containers
Join us to learn more about Microsoft Defender for Containers – a new cloud workload protection plan, which is part of Microsoft Defender for Cloud, and addresses the unique needs of container-based solutions.
MAR 22 Microsoft Sentinel | Extend and Manage ASIM: Developing, Testing and Deploying ASIM Parsers
In this webinar, we will explain and demonstrate how to manage your parsers by excluding built-in parsers and adding your custom parsers and how to develop and test parsers using our new testing tools for ASIM.
MAR 24 Better Together | Microsoft Sentinel – IT/OT Threat Monitoring with Defender for IoT Solution
In this session, we will discuss how Microsoft Sentinel and Microsoft Defender for IoT are driving together a convergence of OT and corporate cybersecurity disciplines in defense of critical infrastructure.
APR 6 Microsoft Defender for IoT | How to Discover and Secure IoT Devices in the Enterprise Environment
In this session, we will share how Microsoft Defender for IoT is leveraging multiple data sources (including an agentless solution and Microsoft Defender for Endpoints) to discover and secure IoT devices in enterprise networks.
APR 26 Microsoft Defender for Cloud | What’s New in the Last 3 Months
Microsoft Defender for Cloud is in active development and receives improvements on an ongoing basis. In this session we will summarize and demo what we’ve released for Microsoft Defender for Cloud in the last 3 months that you need to know about!
|VIRTUAL: Microsoft Security Virtual Training Day: Protect Data and Manage Risk||02/02/2022 10:00 AM – Eastern Time||Register|
|VIRTUAL: Microsoft Security Virtual Training Day: Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals||02/10/2022 11:00 AM – Eastern Time||Register|
|VIRTUAL: Microsoft Security Virtual Training Day: Modernize Security and Defend Against Threats||02/16/2022 10:00 AM – Pacific Time||Register|
|VIRTUAL: Microsoft Security Virtual Training Day: Zero Trust||02/22/2022 10:00 AM – Pacific Time||Register|
Security Days is an event that provides customers with a holistic view of Microsoft’s cloud security product stack.
Save the Dates:
- EMEA: March 7-8
- Americas: March 9-10
Registration links coming soon. Check out our recordings of previous Security Days sessions.
Identity is at the center of security: don’t compromise when it comes to your company’s valuable information. Explore how to use secure authentication, govern access, get comprehensive protection and set the right identity foundation.
Today’s workforce can work from anywhere, on any device, and on any app. Security teams need to understand threat signals from disconnected products and optimize security with minimal complexity. Explore how you can empower your security teams with native integrations, intelligent automation, and expert guidance.
Your business needs to control how sensitive data is managed. Explore how to assess your compliance risk, protect sensitive and business critical data, and respond efficiently to data discovery requests.
Data needs to be protected wherever it’s stored and whenever it travels, and you need the tools to monitor policy violations and risky behavior. Explore how to implement a comprehensive and integrated approach across devices, apps, cloud services, and on-premises.
Microsoft Security Blog
In the latest post in the Voice of the Community blog series, Microsoft Security Product Marketing Manager Natalia Godyla talks with Heath Adams, CEO at TCM Security about being a mentor, hiring new security talent, certifications, upskilling, the future of cybersecurity training, and more.
Windows IT Pro Blog
The blog identifies which Windows policies are not recommended, why they are not recommended, and how to get the same or similar behavior with either default settings or recommended policies.
Microsoft Defender for Cloud Blog
The blog features guidelines and considerations for how to successfully perform a proof of concept for the new Microsoft Defender for Containers plan.
Azure Active Directory Identity Blog
The blog focuses on how you can design apps using the principle of least privileged access with the Microsoft identity platform.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (IRC) suffered a cyberattack where hackers seized the data of more than 515,000 “highly vulnerable” people. The data was stolen from an external company in Switzerland that stores the data on behalf of the IRC.
Cryptojackers are using malicious shell scripts to make modifications and run the XMrig crytpominer against organizations running virtual networks with VMware’s vSphere service.
New research from Emsisoft finds that at least 77 state and municipal governments, 1,043 schools, and 1,203 healthcare providers were impacted by a ransomware incident in 2021, leading to 118 data breaches.
Gov Info Security
Mike Hamilton, former CISO for the city of Seattle, warns organizations about the opportunities that the so-called The Great Resignation presents for cybercriminals and outlines how employers can work to retain talent.
According to the World Economic Forum’s annual report, 92 percent of business executives surveyed agree that cyber resilience is integrated into enterprise risk-management strategies, while only 55 percent of cyber leaders surveyed agree. This disparity between leaders leaves firms vulnerable to attacks as a direct result of incongruous security priorities and policies.
CISA (Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency) has issued this document “to ensure that senior leaders at every organization in the United States are aware of critical cyber risks and take urgent, near-term steps to reduce the likelihood and impact of a potentially damaging compromise.”
President Joe Biden on January 19, 2022, signed a national security memorandum to improve cybersecurity across the US Department of Defense (DOD) and the intelligence community.
Between October 2021 and January 2022, the number of COVID-19-test-related scams increased by 521 percent.
Researchers say that dozens of legitimate WordPress add-ons downloaded from their original sources have been found backdoored through a supply chain attack.
The volume of publicly reported data compromises in the U.S. increased 68 percent from 2021 to 2022 to a new record of 1,862.
Two in five (41 percent) IT security managers in the UK are considering quitting their jobs in the next six months.