As operating systems are becoming more secure and resistant to compromise, advanced vectors like firmware, kernel and hardware direct memory access (DMA) have emerged as new favored targets for threat actors. Recent trends indicate a substantial growth in the number of hardware and firmware exploits. The March 2021 Security Signals report, commissioned by Microsoft, indicates that a vast majority of enterprise customers have experienced at least one firmware attack in the past two years.
To safeguard against increasingly sophisticated and targeted attacks, we need more than just software protection –integrated hardware and software security is now essential in an era of heightened threat. Collaborating closely with AMD, Microsoft is proud to announce our latest Secured-core offering, the all-new Surface Laptop 4 powered by AMD Ryzen™ Mobile Processors. These devices offer comprehensive security out of the box with tightly integrated hardware, software, firmware, and identity protection layers.