Tag: Cloud Security

Microsoft touts first PCs to ship natively with secure Pluton chip
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Microsoft touts first PCs to ship natively with secure Pluton chip

Along with thwarting malware, the Pluton chip handles BitLocker, Windows Hello, and System Guard and might help prevent physical insider attacks. The technology is also being used in Azure Sphere in the cloud. As organizations continue to wrestle with how to manage a hybrid workforce, security outside the corporate firewall continues to play a huge role in day-to-day IT operations. Following the October release of Windows 11, which boasted features aimed at enabling hybrid work, Microsoft last week announced the first PCs with its Pluton chip-to-cloud security technology. The technology is aimed at securing the computers of remote workers and others. At CES, Microsoft announced that Lenovo and chipmaker AMD have launched the first laptops — the ThinkPad Z13 and ThankPad ...
Cloud Apps Replace Web as Source for Most Malware Downloads
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Cloud Apps Replace Web as Source for Most Malware Downloads

New research shows that enterprise organizations these days are far more likely to experience malware downloads from cloud applications than any other source. Researchers at Netskope recently analyzed data gathered from customer networks and discovered that more than two-thirds of malware downloaded to enterprise networks between Jan. 1, 2020, and Nov. 30, 2021, originated from cloud applications. The security vendor found that cloud-delivered malware has become more prevalent than malware delivered via the Web and via malware-laced websites. Much of the shift has to do with convenience and cost for attackers, says Ray Canzanese, director of Netskope Threat Labs. Cloud storage apps offer free or low-cost file hosting services and give attackers a way to reach many potential v...