Microsoft Security Intelligence Report features Azure Security Center Advanced Threat Detection

The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) focuses on software vulnerabilities, software vulnerability exploits, malware, and unwanted software. Current and past reports and related resources are available for download at www.microsoft.com/sir. We expect that you will find the data, insights, and guidance provided in this report useful in helping you protect your organizations, software, and users….


Monitoring your hybrid environment with OMS security

If you’re wondering how to use Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Security and Audit Solution to monitor a hybrid enterprise infrastructure, be sure to check out this new MVA course. Learn about deployment, antimalware, and update assessments, in addition to incident detection and response. Get the details on security challenges for IT operations and how…


Use Key Encryption Keys to Backup Your Encrypted Azure Virtual Machines

Many of you have been asking us about the ability to encrypt virtual machines in Azure. It’s an important question, because many security teams and compliance team require that virtual machines be encrypted. The good news is that we have a great feature called Azure Disk Encryption that enables you to encrypt the virtual disk…


Get Threat Intelligence Reports with Azure Security Center

There’s a very cool feature in Azure Security Center that deserves more attention. Actually, there are a lot of such features – but the one I have my mind on today is the integrated Threat Intelligence Reports you get when you enable Azure Security Center on your Azure subscriptions. You might not have seen them…


Tom Shinder Discusses Cloud Security at CloudAdminCon 2016

I had a chance recently to speak with a group of cloud computing leaders recently at the CloudAdminCon 2016 conference. During this discussion, I provided trenchant answers to key cloud security issues, and touched on a number of key Azure security advantages during the discussion. Enjoy!


Boost Azure Security Center with Integrated Vulnerability Assessment

Azure Security Center provides you a single view of the security state of your Azure assets. That single view provides a lot of user information: security alerts, security recommendations, threat detections, security health management, and more. The main screen below give you a good idea of what I’m talking about.   The built-in features go…


Tip of the day – Generate Azure Security Center for Azure Log Integration

You may not see log entries from Azure Security Center imported into your Azure Log Integration log collection computer. There can be multiple reasons for this, but one common reason is that there are no Security Alerts generated by Azure Security Center. In order to generate such an alert on-demand, you can take advantage of…

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