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Microsoft to announce new security features for Windows 10, Surface, Office 365 at next week’s RSA

The RSA security conference event this year will be hosted in San Francisco, and sure enough, Microsoft will be attending the event as usual. In fact, Microsoft’s own Senior Cryptographer Dr. Josh Benaloh is a key speaker this year. Today, ZDNet reported what the tech giant’s topics and announcements will be.

Microsoft’s focus on the Windows Hello security has been paying off well for its users and attendees at the RSA conference will get to learn more about the intricacies behind it. Furthermore, Microsoft will likely discuss its collaboration with Intel to support a hardware-based authentication that the two expect to be available by the end of 2017.

Other topics expected to take the stage will include:

  • The addition of Windows 10 and some Surface devices to the NSA’s Commercial Solutions for Classified Programs
  • Hardware security support added to turn off microphones and cameras by device more incremental security updates and threat
  • More incremental security updates and threat protection beginning with the Windows 10 Creators Update
  • Security features improved and added into Office 365
  • Azure SQL Database’s Threat Detection coming later this year.

There’s bound to be a topic of interest when it comes to protecting private data, whether from personal use to the broader government’s reach. As it stands, their Government Cloud is the first and only commercial cloud provider to have a Level 5 clearance for the Department of Defense. Rightfully so, Microsoft is keen to remind people that “not all clouds are created equal.”

No doubt we’ll learn more about the next step in security for Microsoft once the event is underway from February 13 to 17. You can still register to attend the event on the official site.

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