Microsoft bangs the cybersecurity drum with Advanced Threat Analytics

Tue 5th May 2015

Here is another good reason to rethink those 'easy to remember' passwords and usernames:

Microsoft announced a raft of security and data protection software on the first day of its Ignite conference. The company said that attacks on companies were increasingly using legitimate tools:
organizations are being compromised through access made with valid (albeit stolen or otherwise compromised) user credentials, rather than malware, with a Verizon report saying that more than 75 percent of breaches occur this way.

This needs a different approach to network security, Microsoft says, and new software built to sniff out anomalous activity, even if it looks superficially legitimate.

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