Tip of the day – Test to see an alert in Azure Security Center

Azure Security Center Alert – Malware detection and removal test On a VM, install Endpoint if not already Create an EICAR file on a folder on the VM. Here is the link to how https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EICAR_test_file It is basically, Open notepage, copy the EICAR text string, save the file as eicar.com The above steps will initiate…

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Investigating Suspicious Activity in a Hybrid Cloud with OMS Security

Monitoring devices in a hybrid environment is imperative to your secure posture. The intent of having a tight secure posture is to close the gap between discovering a threat and take an action to proper add countermeasures in place. Monitoring will play a big role in the detection phase of your secure posture as shown…


10 Security Issues You Can Fix with Azure Security Center

When I first saw Azure Security Center over a year ago, I thought “meh, looks interesting but doesn’t seem to do too much”. True story. Since then, a lot of things have changed in Azure Security Center and my understanding of what it does and how it works – there’s no “meh” there anymore! When…


Tip of the Day: Azure Security Center Email Alerts

I was on a call recently where it came up that some of our avid Azure and Azure Security Center users were completely unaware that they could get email alerts from Azure Security Center. Email alerts are pretty handy, and it would be unfortunate if you were getting all the Azure Security Center advantages without…


Azure Security Center Podcast with Sarah Fender

Heads up on a new podcast with Sarah Fender on Azure Security Center. (recorded November 3, 2016) Check it out on The Azure Podcast show. Enjoy! Tom ShinderProgram Manager, Azure Security@tshinder | Facebook | LinkedIn | Email | Web | Bing me! | GOOG me


New: Azure IaaS Security Best Practices

If you’re been watching this space, you know that we have a growing collection of Azure security best practices articles. If you haven’t been watching this space, then I’d like you to know that we have a growing collection of Azure security best practices articles You can find our Azure security best practices articles at…


New and Improved Azure Security Information Site

We’re all about the principle of continuous improvement over here in Azure security. No matter how good things might seem, they can always be better. That’s true for engineering processes, technologies, and even the information we put in front of you. It’s our firm belief that if you can’t understand what we have to offer…


Close Common Security Holes with Azure Security Center

When you read the headlines, or watch television shows or movies, you get the impression that all major security incidents are the result of highly sophisticated attackers executing amazingly complex exploits that require ten Ph.D.’s in computer science and some double doses of nootropics. If that were true, all of our lives would be a…


Overview of DDoS Attacks

We realize that at this point even people not working in IT have heard of DDoS. Video and music streaming services, online games and any number of websites have all at one point been targets of a DDoS attack but even with their popularity they may be worth discussing here. Before we get talking about…


How Does Azure Security Center Help Microsoft IT?

Microsoft IT (known to many as MSIT) uses Azure Security Center to help secure Microsoft corporate assets. MSIT uses Azure Security Center to assess their overall security ecosystem, improve the security knowledge of their internal teams, discover new threats and of course, get security alerts to inform them of possible security issues. If you’re an…