WW 707: One Telemetry at a Time - Thoughts on CES 2021
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CES 2021

  • There isn't really TOO much excitement, but major announcements from both Intel and AMD will impact the PC industry in 2021.
  • New PCs, as expected, nothing truly unique.
  • Intel CEO Swan to be replaced by VMware CEO Gelsinger
  • Qualcomm buys CPU design firm Nuvia


PCs

  • The PC market surged in 2020, had its best year since 2015.
  • Microsoft announced Surface Pro 7+ for businesses and not Surface Pro 8 as expected.
  • Windows 10 Dev build adds improvements to that new news feed feature


Microsoft

  • Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson is leaving Microsoft for Qualtrics
  • Microsoft is finalizing its transition to Azure
  • Microsoft rolls out its second vertical cloud bundle – for retail


Xbox

  • Microsoft denies Duracellgate is a thing!
  • Microsoft Announces Xbox Wireless Controller in Pulse Red


Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Paul's photo management system
  • App pick of the week: Mozilla Firefox
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft increases file upload size for M365
  • Codename pick of the week: Project Peabody
  • Beer pick of the week: 3Floyd's Gumballhead

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I'm Nic Fillingham- Natalia Godyla: And I'm Natalia Godyla. In each episode we'll discuss the latest stories from Microsoft Security, deep dive into the newest threat, intel, research and data science- Nic Fillingham: And profile some of the fascinating people working on artificial intelligence in Microsoft Security. Natalia Godyla: And now let's unlock the pod. Natalia Godyla: Hello, Nic. How's it going? Nic Fillingham: Hello, Natalia. Welcome back. Well, I guess welcome back to Boston to you. But welcome to Episode 16. I'm confused because I saw you in person last week for the first time. Well, technically it was the first time for you, 'cause you didn't remember our first time. It was the second time for me. But it was- Natalia Godyla: I feel like I just need to justify myself a little bit there. It was a 10 second exchange, so I feel like it's fair that I, I was new to Microsoft. There was a lot coming at me, so, uh- Nic Fillingham: Uh, I'm not very memorable, too, so that's the other, that's the other part, which is fine. But yeah. You were, you were here in Seattle. We both did COVID tests because we filmed... Can I say? You, you tell us. What did we do? It's a secret. It is announced? What's the deal? Natalia Godyla: All right. Well, it, it's sort of a secret, but everyone who's listening to our podcast gets to be in the know. So in, in March you and I will be launching a new series, and it's a, a video series in which we talk to industry experts. But really we're, we're hanging with the industry experts. So they get to tell us a ton of really cool things about [Sec Ups 00:01:42] and AppSec while we all play games together. So lots of puzzling. Really, we're just, we're just getting paid to do puzzles with people cooler than us. Nic Fillingham: Speaking of hanging out with cool people, on the podcast today we have Mayana Pereira whose name you may have heard from a few episodes ago Scott Christiansen was on talking about the work that he does. And he had partnered Mayana to build and launch a, uh, machine learning model that looked at the titles of bugs across Microsoft's various code repositories, and using machine learning determined whether those bugs were actually security related or not, and if they were, what the correct severity rating should be. Nic Fillingham: So this episode we thought we'd experiment with the format. And instead of having two guests, instead of having a, a deep dive upfront and then a, a profile on someone in the back off, we thought we would just have one guest. We'd give them a little bit extra time, uh, about 30 minutes and allow them to sort of really unpack the particular problem or, or challenge that they're working on. So, yeah. We, we hope you like this experiment. Natalia Godyla: And as always, we are open to feedback on the new format, so tweet us, uh, @msftsecurity or send us an email securityunlocked@microsoft.com. Let us know what you wanna hear more of, whether you like hearing just one guest. We are super open. And with that, on with the pod? Nic Fillingham: On with the pod. Nic Fillingham: Welcome to the Security Unlocked podcast. Mayana Pereira, thanks for joining us. Mayana Pereira: Thank you for having me. I'm so happy to be here today, and I'm very excited to share some of the things that I have done in the intersection of [ML 00:03:27] and security. Nic Fillingham: Wonderful. Well, listeners of the podcast will have heard your name back in Episode 13 when we talked to Scott Christiansen, and he talked about, um, a fascinating project about looking for or, uh, utilizing machine learning to classify bugs based simply on, on their title, and we'll get to that in a minute. But could you please introduce you- yourself to our audience. Tell us about your title, but sort of what does that look like in terms of day-to-day and, and, and the work that you do for Microsoft? Mayana Pereira: I'm a data scientist at Microsoft. I've been, I have been working at Microsoft for two years and a half now. And I've always worked inside Microsoft with machine learning applied to security, trust, safety, and I also do some work in the data privacy world. And this area of ML applications to the security world has always been my passion, so before Microsoft I was also working with ML applied to cyber security more in the malware world, but still security. And since I joined Microsoft, I've been working on data science projects that kinda look like this project that we're gonna, um, talk today about. So those are machine learning applications to interesting problems where we can either increase the trust and the security Microsoft products, or the safety for the customer. You know, you would develop m- machine learning models with that in mind. Mayana Pereira: And my day-to-day work includes trying to understand which are those interesting programs across the company, talk to my amazing colleagues such as Scott. And I have a, I have been so blessed with an amazing great team around me. And thinking about these problems, gathering data, and then getting, you know, heads down and training models, and testing new machine learning techniques that have never been used for a specific applications, and trying to unde…
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