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Written by Omar Rbati
on August 13, 2018

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection found an unusual multi-tier case instance of a software supply chain attack. 

“Unknown attackers compromised the shared infrastructure in place between the vendor of a PDF editor application and one of its software vendor partners, making the app’s legitimate installer the unsuspecting carrier of a malicious payload.”

Use Azure Security Center? A new threat prevention mechanism, adaptive application controls, is now generally available. Use it to help audit and block unwanted applications.

There are new updates to SharePoint’s self-service site creation features worth checking out. Encouraging users to explore these features promises productivity boons.

Microsoft’s now talking about OneDrive in SharePoint Server 2019. Find out what to expect and how to prepare for deployment.

If you’re a Commercial customer, you should know that the Office 2019 Commercial Preview is here for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Access, Project, Visio and OneNote for Windows 10. There’s a lot to explore!

There are also a bunch of new intelligent features announced for Yammer. Find out what to expect here, from scheduling live events directly from your community to searching an automatically generated transcript to get to desired content in the recording. 

You may have noticed an increase in phishing attempts. Given Microsoft’s great performance versus malware, it’s no surprise to see a change in threat trends toward phishing — but now the Office 365 ATP admin experience combines with enhanced anti-phish measures to keep you safer.

Password safety is always a concern. But with Azure AD Password Protection and Smart Lockout now in public preview, you’ll be able to experience how Microsoft is taking steps to bolster security. 

Finally, there’s also a public preview for conditional access information in Azure AD’s Sign-ins report. Microsoft’s aiming to enable four key scenarios — do any apply to you?

That’s it for this week’s tech news recap. Need some more security advice? Check out our newest eBook, our Secure Business Guide.

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