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Tom Keane, corporate vice president for Azure global at Microsoft, said the company has launched new Azure Space offerings and formed partnerships with Airbus, ST Engineering iDirect, Blackshark.ai, ESRI and Orbital Insight to deliver more cloud and space capabilities to customers worldwide. Keane wrote in a blog post published Thursday that one of new capabilities […] More
Carahsoft Technology has begun offering Microsoft‘s cloud-based technology offerings and services to the government sector through a governmentwide information technology procurement vehicle managed by the General Services Administration. Agencies can purchase Azure and Modern Workplace products on Carahsoft’s GSA IT Schedule 70 contract, the company said Tuesday. The offerings include software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service platforms […] More
Tom Burt, corporate vice president for customer security and trust at Microsoft, said the company has seized websites belonging to a Chinese cybercriminal group that gathers intelligence from government agencies, universities and organizations in the U.S. In a blog post published Monday, Burt wrote that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia […] More
Tom Keane, corporate vice president for Azure global at Microsoft, said the company will work with several industry partners under the second phase of a Department of Defense-sponsored program that seeks to advance the development of secure microelectronics and semiconductors for defense and national security applications using commercial innovations. Keane wrote in a blog post […] More
Rick Wagner, president of Microsoft Federal and a four-time recipient of the Wash100 Award, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz for his latest Executive Spotlight interview with the publication to discuss Microsoft’s investments into cybersecurity and the FastTrack program to improve our national security efforts and other areas of IT modernization for cloud infrastructures. In addition, Rick Wagner also […] More
Microsoft has initiated a national campaign aimed at expanding the cybersecurity workforce to 250,000 professionals by 2025 in an effort to address the current shortage of employees in the said field. Brad Smith, president and vice chair at Microsoft, wrote on a blog post published Thursday that the initiative is done in collaboration with U.S. […] More
Microsoft has found that a threat actor called Nobelium with ties to Russia’s foreign intelligence service SVR is targeting cloud service resellers, technology service providers and their customers to secure privileged access and steal legitimate credentials using phishing, password spray and other common techniques. Tom Burt, corporate vice president for customer security and trust at […] More
Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, has highlighted the importance of governments and technology companies working together to address increasing cases of cyber attacks in the U.S. and across the globe. Speaking at The Wall Street Journal’s Tech Live conference Wednesday, the executive talked about ransomware, nation-state sponsored attacks and disinformation campaigns and how the three […] More
The U.S. Army has decided to move to a later date in fiscal year 2022 the operational test and fielding phase of a HoloLens-based augmented reality headset from Microsoft. The decision will enable the service and the company to further improve the Integrated Visual Augmentation System to provide warfighters edge in multidomain operations, the Army […] More
An annual report from Microsoft has found that Russia accounted for 58 percent of all cyberattacks the company observed in the past year from nation states and that the percentage of agencies involved in defense, national security or foreign policy that are being targeted by Russian threat actors to gather intelligence rose from 3 percent […] More
Microsoft plans to invest $20 billion in cybersecurity in the next five years and Brad Smith, the technology company’s president, said a part of that investment will be used to help federal, local and state government agencies and other enterprise customers implement the security technologies they already purchased but have not started using, CNBC reported […] More
The Biden administration’s cybersecurity executive order calls on agencies to implement zero trust to mitigate cyberthreat risks and Steve Faehl, chief technology officer of security for Microsoft’s federal business, said the company could help agencies in their zero trust journey through a three-phase plan that starts with identification and monitoring, Federal News Network reported Thursday. […] More
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