The 2nd annual Microsoft Digital Defense Report can viewed for free here. The Microsoft Digital Defense Report is 134 pages & covers the period from July 2020 to June 2021 … it replaces valuable SIR report of the past.

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Microsoft on Thursday announced the release of its annual “Digital Defense Report,” which catalogs nation-state and criminal attacks, as well as some countermeasures to take. This year’s report, at 134 pages, is quite detailed, with sections on cybercrime, nation-state threats, supply-chain attacks and Internet of Things attacks. The report includes security suggestions for organizations with remote workforces. It has a section describing the use of social media to spread disinformation, as well.

Microsoft has a lot of its operations devoted to cybersecurity, with $20 billion announced recently, and its “Digital Defense Report” reads like something that the U.S. FBI or NSA might issue. Microsoft currently monitors “over 24 trillion daily security signals,” blocking 32 billion e-mail threats, 31 billion identity threats and 9 billion endpoint threats.

This report apparently is the second of its type. Microsoft had released a “Digital Defense Report” last year, which seems to have evolved from its earlier “Security Intelligence Report” (SIR) format.

These are just a few of the insights in the second annual Microsoft Digital Defense Report, which we released today and can be viewed for free here. The Microsoft Digital Defense Report covers the period from July 2020 to June 2021, and its findings cover trends across nation-state activity, cybercrime, supply chain security, hybrid work and disinformation.