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…


Security logging and analysis options in Azure

Today we have a great blog post for those of you interested in the security logging options in Microsoft Azure. Sanjay Narang was the thought leader on this article, with Becky Ochs, Namgyal Dolker and I working together with him. Enjoy! We’ve seen that many of you are looking for a way to collect and…


Antimalware for Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines

In a recent discussion the question was asked if we installed antimalware on the virtual machines that are used to provide Azure Cloud Services. This was a good question and probably one that you would ask yourself when planning and designing a PaaS solution in Microsoft Azure. Do you know what the answer is? No…


What would you do to make Azure Security Center even better?

Prior to joining Microsoft, I was a Microsoft customer for about 15 years. I started with DOS, moved on to Windows 3.x, NT, Windows 2000 and everything after that – and then to the cloud. During that time as a Microsoft customer, I often (really often!) thought about the things that Microsoft could do to…


Azure Disk Encryption for Windows Virtual Machines Reaches General Availability

Today we announce the general availability of Azure disk encryption for Windows IaaS VMs in all Azure public regions. With this announcement, Azure disk encryption for Windows IaaS VMs (Std A, D and G series VMs) is now generally available in all Azure public regions to enable customers to protect the IaaS VMs OS and…


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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Pen Testing Your Applications in Microsoft Azure

Several people in the Azure security community have been asking about pen testing applications that they’ve deployed in Microsoft Azure. It’s a good question and so I put together an answer for you that you can find over at Pen testing your applications hosted in Microsoft Azure. If you have any questions, comments or ideas…


Azure Disk Encryption Management for Windows and Linux Virtual Machines

  CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MOST RECENT POST ON AZURE DISK ENCRYPTION Also check out cool Azure Disk Encryption PowerShell tutorials! Explore Azure Disk Encryption with Azure Powershell Explore Azure Disk Encryption with Azure PowerShell – Part 2 ====================================================== This post comes from Devendra Tiwari, a senior security program manager in the Azure Security…

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Cipher Suite Change

Microsoft is announcing the removal of RC4 from the supported list of negotiable ciphers on our service endpoints in Microsoft Azure. This change is to update the SSL cipher suite order and the removal of the RC4 ciphers from the suite. The Cipher Suite order determines the cipher suites used by the SSL/TLS. The following…


Azure Security Information – What We’ve Done, Where We’re Going

Last year (2015) was a big year for Azure Security. We released a number of new security capabilities such as Azure Disk Encryption, Azure Key Vault, SQL Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) and Column Level Encryption (CLE), Storage Client-side Encryption, and more. On the product/service side we introduced the public preview of Azure Security Center. The…