Protect users from common remote work attacks | Microsoft Secure Score updates (WFH 2020)

published 1 month ago by Microsoft Mechanics

The security and threat landscape has changed with more of us working from home. Attackers are getting more sophisticated in both luring victims and hiding automated commands. Equally, the protections from your on-premises network perimeter and firewall don't always apply when your users are away from the office, using personal devices, or if you've had to free up capacity on your VPN to avoid saturation. In this episode, we catch up with David Weston, Microsoft Hacker in Chief, once again to see live malware campaigns, COVID-19 themed phishing attempts, connecting non-compliant devices to managed resources -- along with the controls you can put in place to both block unwanted attacks and investigate/remediate post breach. We'll look at policy controls in Microsoft Intune and Group Policy in Windows 10, plus how you can use Microsoft Secure Score to assess where your organization is today and plan for the controls to increase your security posture in the future. The good news is that as you increase your protections for people working from home, these additive controls will make your defenses even stronger once users come back to the office. Find out more on: • How to protect yourself using Microsoft Secure Score • Improvement actions to detect and prevent obfuscated scripts with Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection • Network protection • How you can use Microsoft Endpoint Manager to get your machine to a compliant state, so you can connect to resources and get work done • New capabilities to Secure Score that are related to planning or tracking your progress against your security goals over time Microsoft Secure Score (authenticated portal): Attack Surface Reduction GUIDs: Dave's previous show from Microsoft Ignite: If you are unfamiliar with Microsoft Mechanics, we are Microsoft’s official video series for IT. You can watch and share valuable content and demos of current and upcoming tech from the people who build it at #Microsoft. Subscribe to our YouTube: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on LinkedIn: Follow us on Facebook: #workingremotely #Security #Microsoft

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