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…


Azure Security Best Practices

Do you know about the Azure Security Information site? It’s a collection of articles and other resources that help you get up to speed on security topics for Azure services and capabilities – we’ve gone through many of the Azure Services for you and we’ve collated, categorized, and rationalized the information so that you can…


Protect Azure SQL Databases with Azure Security Center

Our aim is true – to help you protect, detect and respond to threats against your Azure based resources. At this time Azure Security Center provides comprehensive security services for your IaaS virtual machines and a collection of Azure PaaS services – which includes Azure SQL. What can Azure Security Center do to help protect…


Azure Security Center–Data Collection and Storage

In order for Azure Security Center to get the information it needs to assess your current security state and provide expert security recommendations, it needs to collect data from your virtual machines (this includes virtual machines that run in both Azure IaaS and PaaS cloud service models). In order to do this, you need to…