Secure High Privilege Credentials with Privileged Access Workstations

From what kind of device do you use to manage your IT infrastructure, applications and data? Do you use: A general purpose workstation? A workstation on a dedicated management subnet? Any laptop or desktop you can get your hands on? A tablet? A phone? No matter what device you use – that device needs to…


Best Practices for Updating Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure IaaS Deployments

Cloud computing changes the landscape when it comes to infrastructure updates. In our on-premises datacenters, you have to update everything yourself. You’re responsible for all of it. Applications, routers, switches, operating systems, firewalls, you name it – you’re responsible for making sure all of it is updated. With the cloud, there’s a new division of…


Azure Security Center now in Public Preview

Hey Azure security community! Today’s a big day for us on the Azure Security Team. AZURE SECURITY CENTER is now in Public Preview! What is Azure Security Center? In a nutshell, Azure Security Center is a cloud-based solution that helps you prevent, detect, and respond to threats and vulnerabilities by giving you increased visibility into,…


Microsoft Trust Center–One Microsoft in Action

Many of you have probably been to the Azure Trust Center. It was the place where you could find white papers, articles and videos about security and compliance for the Azure platform. That information let you know about things we do to secure the Azure platform so that you can have confidence to host your…


Get the sample app to test and demo Azure storage client-side encryption using the Azure SDK

Hello Azure (Security) community!  In an earlier blog post here on the Azure Security Team blog, we talked about a cool new security feature in Azure which enables client-side storage encryption in Azure. You can use client-side storage encryption to encrypt data in Azure Blobs, Tables and Queues.  David Cross, Partner Director of Azure Security…


Explore Azure Disk Encryption with Azure PowerShell – Part 2

Hi (Security) Community: We heard, loud and clear, that you’re excited about this new capability, and based on our previous post Explore Azure Disk Encryption (ADE) with Azure PowerShell, you would love to hear more on the automation and scripting you can perform using the ADE cmdlets.  Today, Sudhakar Evuri, a Senior Software Engineer in…

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Explore Azure Disk Encryption with Azure Powershell

Hi (Security) Community! Two days ago, we announced the public preview for Azure Disk Encryption supporting both Windows Server and Linux VMs.   I am sure everyone has seen the detailed whitepaper and already started encrypting your VMs using the ARM template samples we provided.  Now, we know the community loves PowerShell and everything that you…

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Azure Disk Encryption for Linux and Windows Virtual Machines-Public Preview Now Available

DOWNLOAD THE AZURE DISK ENCRYPTION WHITE PAPER In this blog post, Devendra Tiwari, Principal Program Manager in the Azure Security Engineering team, let’s you know about a great new security capability in Microsoft Azure. Today we are announcing public preview availability of Azure Disk Encryption for Windows and Linux IaaS VMs! Azure Disk Encryption is…


Getting Started with Azure Security

At the recent MVP Global Summit I was asked by more than one person what seemed like a simple question: “what does Azure have to offer when it comes to security?” That’s a reasonable question and should be pretty easy to answer. Then I wondered: how would a cloud broker, developer, architect, designer, implementer or…


Microsoft MVPs Drill Down on Azure Security and More at MVP Global Summit 2015

One of the most exciting times of the year at the Microsoft campus in Redmond is the annual Global MVP Summit. Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) are community leaders who help others in their communities solve problems using Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies. These experts are passionate about technology and share their real-world knowledge, experiences, insights…