Martijn Lammerts
My own digital place with a little of everything

Adding transparency and context into industry AV test results

24 May 2018
  Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson recently shared his insights on how Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Windows Defender ATP) evolved to achieve important quality milestones. Our Windows Defender ATP team is committed to delivering industry-leading protection, customer choice, and transparency on the quality of our solutions. In the continued spirit of these principles, we

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Want better apps? You need a (agile security) hero!

24 May 2018
If weve learned anything from the rise of Marvel Cinematic Universe, its that good things tend to happen when heroes intervene. For securing new applications, this metaphor is a useful one because security isnt always top-of-mind for scrum teams, nor is it always conducive to meeting aggressive deadlines. But in the world of software security

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Malicious Edge and Chrome Extension Used to Deliver Backdoor

24 May 2018

We noticed a series of testing submissions in VirusTotal that apparently came from the same group of malware developers in Moldova, at least based on the filenames and the submissions' source. It appears they are working on a new malware that — based on how they were coded — is most likely intended to spread through spam emails embedded with malicious attachments.

The downloader malware's payload is what makes it notable. It delivers a version of the Revisit remote administration tool, which is used to hijack the infected system. More importantly, it also delivers a malicious extension that could serve as a backdoor, stealing information keyed in on browsers.

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Data classification and protection now available for structured data in SQL

23 May 2018
This post is authored by Gilad Mittelman, Senior Program Manager, SQL Data Security. Data privacy and data security have become one of the most prominent topics in organizations in almost every industry across the globe. New regulations that formalize requirements are emerging around these topics and compel organizations to comply. The upcoming EU Global Data

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Partnerships power the future of better security

22 May 2018
This post is authored by Jeremy Dallman, Principal Program Manager.   Our goal in building the Microsoft Graph Security API is to enable customers to share insights and take action across security solutions to improve protection and speed response. By creating a connected security ecosystem, Microsoft and partners can enable developers to simplify integration and

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Now that you have a plan, it’s time to start deploying

17 May 2018
This blog is part of a series that responds to common questions we receive from customers about deployment of Microsoft 365 security solutions. In this series, youll find context, answers, and guidance for deployment and driving adoption within your organization. Check out our last blog First Things First: Envisioning Your Security Deployment. In our previous

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Operators of Counter Antivirus Service Scan4You Sentenced

16 May 2018

In May 2017, one of the biggest facilitators of cybercrime, Scan4You, went offline after the two main suspects, Ruslans Bondars and Jurijs Martisevs, were arrested in Latvia and extradited to the U.S. by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In May 2018, the case against the Scan4You’s operators concluded in a Virginia federal courtroom.

Trend Micro started to look into Scan4You's operations in 2012, and have been in close contact with FBI investigators assigned to the case since 2014. Our research on Scan4You spanned more than five years, passing some of our findings to the FBI until the service went offline.

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Securing the modern workplace with Microsoft 365 threat protection – part 4

16 May 2018
This post is authored by Debraj Ghosh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft 365 Security. Responding to ransomware in the Modern Workplace Over the last few weeks, we have shared the roots of Microsoft 365 threat protection and how Microsoft 365 threat protection helps protect against and detect a modern ransomware attack. Today, we conclude our

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