Microsoft has taken action to disrupt a botnet called Trickbot, one of the world’s most infamous botnets and prolific distributors of ransomware. Trickbot has infected over a million computing devices around the world since late 2016.
The question is this. Is this skepticism based on fact or as a result of that well-established human trait – resistance to change? In other words, does the convenience offered by a cloud app outweigh potential security threats such as hacking, and how susceptible are SaaS (Software as a Service) cloud apps to attack in the first place? To answer this question, let’s consider Microsoft Office 365, which is one of the most widely used software packages on the planet with more than 27 million consumer users and over 100 million enterprise users.
Throughout his career, Brian Tuskan has been driven by a love of technology, a hardworking reputation and a desire to help others. However, his eye has always been on the Microsoft CSO role. Now, he’s taking his place at the head of the pioneering global security organization.
Microsoft has expanded its $100,000 bounty program Monday, and will accept reports of in-the-wild attacks that demonstrate new techniques of bypassing Windows’ anti-exploit technologies, Computerworld reports.
“Leadership must also come from the C-Suite to positively influence security’s mission in a holistic manner. Security’s goal is to be viewed as a significant business enabler and partner.”
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“Leadership is about understanding yourself first, recognizing strengths and weaknesses, and targeting continuous improvement,” says Mike Howard, Chief Security Officer at Microsoft. “It is an attitude and mindset to focus on the team and organizational goals first. Leaders are able to change focus from subject matter expertise to a focus on their team by setting strategic goals, letting go of the details and steering the team through execution.”
This month, Security magazine brings you the Security 500 Report, Rankings and Thought Leader Profiles. How does your enterprise compare to others? Which security programs are leading the way? Also this month, we highlight how to plan, prepare for and build resilience to protests and other unplanned events, video surveillance tools for SMBs and more.