Microsoft announces several new security features to protect user data

At Ignite 2018 today, Microsoft announced several new security features in its products to protect user data. The main highlight is the support for password-less logins in Azure-AD based apps. You can read more about it here.

Microsoft today announced Microsoft Secure Score, a new dynamic report card for cybersecurity. Organizations can use this report to get assessments and recommendations that typically reduce their chance of a breach. The Secure Score expansion also includes a set of controls from products like Microsoft Cloud App Security and Azure Active Directory to further harden defences. With this new Secure Score, IT Admins can now easily manage the security policies of their organizations.

Microsoft Threat Protection is an end-to-end solution that can help protect, detect and remediate cyberthreats, bringing together advanced threat protection and auto-remediation across email, PCs, identities and infrastructure into a single unified experience in Microsoft 365. Microsoft Threat Protection uses both AI and human research to speed up investigations to eliminate threats faster.

Last year, Microsoft announced the new Azure confidential computing, an industry first solution to secure data in the cloud even when it is in use. Today, Microsoft announced the public preview of Azure confidential computing, making Azure the first cloud service to provide a secure platform for protecting the confidentiality and integrity of data in use.

You can learn more about security related announcements here.

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