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Russia-Backed Hackers Behind Most Nation-State Cyber Attacks: Microsoft

Russia-based hackers are responsible for the majority of nation-state attacks on Microsoft customers, according to new data from company. Microsoft Corp. has issued 13,000 alerts about nation-state hacking attempts to its customers in the last two years, with 52% of …

Swiss Re Launches Digital Market Center Supported by Microsoft Data Analytics, AI Tools

Swiss Re has formed a strategic alliance with Microsoft Corp., which is providing digital tools to support Swiss Re’s new Digital Market Center. The Digital Market Center is designed to help develop next-generation, large-scale tools to transform the way the …

Allianz Forms Partnership with Microsoft, Aiming to Transform Insurance Processes

Allianz SE and Microsoft Corp. announced a strategic partnership focused on digitally transforming the insurance industry, making the insurance process easier while creating a better experience for insurance companies and their customers. Through the strategic partnership, Allianz will move core …

Microsoft Women Face Skeptical Appeals Court over Unequal-Pay Case

Women engineers who claim Microsoft Corp. discriminates against them for pay and promotions faced tough questions from a federal appeals court weighing whether their ground-breaking lawsuit should become a class action. During arguments Monday in Portland, Oregon, the three-judge panel …

Washington Orders Microsoft to Stop Using Captive Insurer

Washington’s insurance commissioner issued a cease and desist order against Microsoft Corp. to stop using its Arizona-domiciled captive, Cypress Insurance Co. Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s cease and desist order is for without holding a certificate of authority, placing unauthorized insurance …

Microsoft Internal Findings Say Gender Bias at Washington Tech Giant Rarely Founded

Microsoft Corp.’s investigators concluded that fewer than 1 percent of gender-discrimination complaints made internally were “founded,” according to data unsealed in an ongoing class-action lawsuit. The disclosure covers almost 120 complaints made from 2010 to 2016 by U.S. female employees …

Israeli Firm Among Those Seeing Profit in Telematics Data

The road to profits is paved with good data. Every hour, a modern car processes about 25 gigabytes of information — the equivalent of about seven full-length high-definition movies — on everything from engine temperature and tire pressure to what’s …

Cyber Risk Management Fails to Measure Up to Escalating Cyber Risks: Marsh, Microsoft

Few organizations are highly confident in their ability to manage the risk of a cyber attack, despite viewing cyber security as a top risk management priority, according to a new global survey conducted by Marsh and Microsoft Corp. In the …

Cyber Security Specialists Warn Wi-Fi Vulnerable to Hacker Attacks

Cyber security watchdogs and researchers are issuing warnings over risks associated with a widely used system for securing Wi-Fi communications after the discovery of a flaw that could allow hackers to read information thought to be encrypted, or infect websites …

Trump Hands Climate Leadership Role to China to Dismay of Global Leaders

President Donald Trump’s decision to isolate the U.S. on climate change triggered waves of complaints from government and business leaders around the world and handed China a golden opportunity to burnish its image as a global leader. Trump’s withdrawal from …