Microsoft Digital Defense Report

Over the last year, threats to digital peace have reduced trust in technology and highlighted the urgent need for improved cyber defenses at all levels.

In this fourth annual edition of the “Microsoft Digital Defense Report,” explore insights on how the threat landscape has evolved and the shared opportunities and challenges we all face in securing a resilient online ecosystem.

Download the report for a unique and in-depth perspective on cybersecurity threats, challenges and defenses.

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Windows 11 Pro lets SUSI&James transform business communication

SUSI&James, a German developer of an AI-powered voice assistant, uses machine learning, natural language processing and deep learning to handle a range of communication-heavy tasks from office admin to self-driving vehicles. Naturally, security is a constant concern for SUSI&James with its valuable intellectual property and sensitive customer and business data to secure.

Fortunately, SUSI&James found Windows 11 Pro, which helps keep the developer environment secure with layers of out-of-the-box security including hardware-backed protection.

As Marcel Martini, SUSI&James’ managing director notes, “Our software is our only asset, so it’s really important to keep that as secure as possible.”

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IBM Security 2023 Cost of a Data Breach Report

IBM’s 2023 Cost of a Data Breach Report — conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM— examines the root causes and both short-term and long-term consequences of data breaches.

The report includes information from 553 organizations impacted by data breaches that occurred between March 2022 and March 2023 and explores the various factors and technologies that either limited or increased the costs of a breach.

Download the report and learn what works, and doesn’t, in preventing data breaches.

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Top insights and best practices from the new Microsoft Data Security Index report | Microsoft Security Blog

Data security is a constant concern of CISOs and business executives. To better understand the security issues, Microsoft partnered with the independent research agency Hypothesis Group to conduct a multinational survey involving more than 800 data security professionals. Our collaborative effort has resulted in the publication of the Data Security Index report, designed to offer valuable insights into current data security practices and trends. Moreover, it aims to identify practical opportunities for organizations to enhance their data security efforts.

In this article, you’ll learn some of the key findings from the report, including:

– Data security incidents remain frequent
– Vulnerabilities manifest in various dimensions due to a diverse set of factors
– How a fragmented solution landscape can weaken an organization’s data security posture

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Microsoft a Leader in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Desktop as a Service

Before you buy a desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) solution, you need to know the pros and cons of the leading solutions. Read the full report on Gartner ‘s Magic Quadrant for DaaS vendors — which includes digital workspace leaders like Microsoft Virtual Desktop.

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Windows 11 Security Guide: Powerful security by design

Did you know that nearly three in four security breaches are sparked by human error, privilege misuses, stolen credentials, or social engineering? Most attackers rely on stolen credentials, phishing campaigns, and exploitation of vulnerabilities are the primary attack vectors.

Find out how Microsoft built Windows 11 to be secure by design and secure by default. Windows 11 devices arrive with more security features enabled out of the box.

Download this useful guide to Microsoft Windows 11 security.

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The Alabama Appellate Court System accelerates the wheels of justice with Windows 11 Enterprise

The Alabama Appellate Court System relies on technology to keep the wheels of justice turning. The court’s150 employees, including judges, administrative staff and attorneys have increasingly worked in diverse locations such as their homes and remote offices and all while traveling. When it became challenging to manage, the court decided to create an updated technology environment to improve ease of use while also ensuring sensitive case information remained secure.

Read this case study of the Alabama Appellate Court’s IT solution based on Windows 11 Enterprise and Microsoft 365 Government.

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Payette secures and extends on-premises BCDR while preparing for a cost-effective cloud future with Azure

Boston architectural company, Payette incorporated Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery into its toolkit of disaster recovery solutions, expanding protection from on-premises into the cloud.

“The added threat monitoring capability of using the Azure platform in our security operations for detecting those data anomalies really gives us peace of mind,” noted Dan Gallivan: Payette’s director of IT.

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Orkide Oils increased productivity with Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop

Orkide Oils increased productivity, efficiency and security by using Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop, Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Intune), Microsoft 365 Defender and Endpoint Defender services.

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Announcing Public Preview of Personal Desktop Autoscale on Azure Virtual Desktop

If you’ve been hoping to try out the new Personal Desktop Autoscale on Azure Virtual Desktop – now’s your chance!

Read this article to find out how to access and use this new capability.

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