Security and Compliance

Microsoft Security is creating a safer world for digital transformation, defending

modern workplaces with cutting edge, intelligence-driven solutions that support

productivity and compliance.

Rebuilding trust in the future

As a leading global security provider, Microsoft has a uniquely broad and deep view of the cyberthreat landscape, including adversaries, tactics and processes. Building on this knowledge, Microsoft invests billions to develop and deploy state-of-the-art security solutions that deliver on the needs of modern workplaces as they embrace the possibilities of cloud-mobile working.

Understand the threats

The cyberthreat landscape is increasingly dynamic. Attacks have risen sharply in recent years, and with the vast majority of malware having automated polymorphic capabilities – speed in detection and remediation have become key to minimising business losses.

The risk in numbers

Rise in identity-based attacks in 20181

Of breaches take months or longer to discover2

Of malware is only seen once3

Global average total cost of a data breach4

1Security & Compliance in 2019. Microsoft Presentation.

2Verizon: 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report

3The Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph

4Ponemon Institute: 2019 Cost of a Data Breach Report (USD 3.92 million)

Make access simpler and more secure

Identity and access management are central to security in the modern workplace. Microsoft solutions incorporate built-in tools that enable organisations to adopt a modern holistic security strategy while improving user experiences.

Discover a world without passwords

Sources: 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations

Get built-in support for GDPR compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the world’s most stringent data privacy and security law. It applies to organisations everywhere that handle the personal data of individuals in the EU. Microsoft is committed to supporting GDPR compliance across its apps and cloud services, helping organisations navigate the complex new regulatory landscape.

See how Microsoft supports GDPR compliance

Sources: Microsoft (2018): GDPR and Microsoft 365: Streamline your path to compliance

Stay secure and protected with Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 has been called the most secure Windows ever. It offers advanced and robust security features – including Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection in Enterprise editions – that are always up to date to ensure that every device is actively protected, all the time.

Learn more about Windows 10 security

Rely on data-driven intelligence

The Intelligent Security Graph is the foundation of Microsoft’s security offering. It combines machine learning, advanced AI and insights from global security intelligence to continually detect, learn from and remediate emerging cyber security threats.

Explore the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph

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Popular tools and resources for Microsoft Security

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Information security assessment

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Accountability Readiness Checklist

Access information you need to support the GDPR when using Microsoft Office 365.

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Customer cases

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