Tag Archives: Tom Burt

Microsoft Offers AccountGuard Threat Notification Service to Health Care Providers


Microsoft has made its threat notification service available for free to hospitals, clinics, medical device, pharmaceutical and life sciences companies, clinicians and other health care providers offering front-line services during the COVID-19 pandemic. AccountGuard is designed to monitor threat actors targeting personal email accounts and enterprise mailboxes and send alerts to users to help them counter cyber attacks, Tom Burt, corporate vice president for customer security and trust at Microsoft, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday.

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Microsoft Aims to Secure Voting Systems With Open-Source Software Development Kit

Microsoft has introduced an open-source platform designed to make elections more secure and allow voters to privately track their votes. ElectionGuard is a free software development kit under the company’s Defending Democracy Program meant to enable third-party organizations and voters to validate election results, Tom Burt, corporate vice president for customer security and trust at Microsoft, wrote in a blog post published Monday.

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DHS, FBI, Microsoft, Facebook Host Joint Briefing on Election Security; Christopher Krebs Quoted

The Department of Homeland Security collaborated with the FBI, Microsoft and Facebook to inform state and local government officials at a recent joint briefing about cybersecurity initiatives ahead of midterm elections. DHS said Saturday the event aimed to encourage public and private stakeholders to exchange information on efforts to safeguard election infrastructure against foreign interference. …

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Former HHS CISO Chris Wlaschin joins voting tech firm ES&S in VP role

Chris Wlaschin, former chief information security officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, has joined Election Systems & Software as vice president for systems security. He will lead the voting equipment manufacturer’s product, operational and infrastructure security efforts in his new position, ES&S said Tuesday. ES&S President and CEO Tom Burt said the company aims …

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