Microsoft has recently introduced Cyber Signals. Apparently, it’s a cyber thread intelligence brief that is informed by the newest thread data and research from the software giant. The idea here is to deliver expert assessment into the ever-dangerous threat landscape of cyber security.
Cyber Signals cybersecurity magazine from Microsoft
The folks at Microsoft have stated that the expert assessment will be released each quarter, and will focus on techniques, strategies, and trending tactics used by cybercriminals around the world. The hope right now is that Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Privacy Officers will find the resources valuable enough to aid in their work.
Additionally, the company stated that Cyber Signals is designed to aggregate insights from its security and research teams who are currently on the frontlines. Not only that, but it comes packed with analysis linked to Microsoft’s 24 trillion security signals that are linked with intelligence from over 40 nation-state groups.
Now, we must add that Cyber Signals won’t be 100 percent useful until folks practice good security etiquette. You see, threats have been rising rapidly over the past two years, and they will only get worse as the world becomes more internet-centric.
At this time, Microsoft would love for everyone to adopt stronger authentication methods such as multifactor authentication (MFA) and passwordless solutions.
According to the company, research has shown some staggering practices. For example, only 22 percent of Microsoft Azure Active Directory, and Microsoft’s Cloud Identity Solution, are using strong identity authentication as of December 2021. That’s a low number, but we hope it can only go up from there.
With Cyber Signals, we’ll share trends, tactics, and strategies threat actors use to gain access to the hardware and software that houses one’s most sensitive data. We will also help inform the world on how, collectively, we can protect our most precious digital resources and our digital lives so we can build a safer world together.
Microsoft intends to educate its customers on solutions for better protection as online threat levels have increased significantly and will only go up further in the years to come. You can download it by clicking here.