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…


Azure Disk Encryption White Paper–New Update

Just a quick FYI to the Azure Security community. The Azure Disk Encryption white paper has been updated! Some of the changes you’ll find there pertain to the Azure PowerShell version that you should be using. We recommend that you use version 1.2.1. Read the white paper for more information. Thanks! Tom Tom Shinder Program…


Azure Disk Encryption Error Related to Azure PowerShell 1.1.0

Azure Disk Encryption enables you encrypt the virtual disk files for the virtual machines that you host in Microsoft Azure. This is a great capability because it makes the virtual disks virtually unreadable if they are lost or stolen. Also, if you use Azure Security Center (and we hope you do!), you will receive a…


Azure Disk Encryption White Paper Updated

Download the latest version of the Azure Disk Encryption Whitepaper IMPORTANT: Please download the latest version of Azure PowerShell (currently 1.0.2) if you will use Azure Disk Encryption Azure Disk Encryption is a new Azure Virtual Machine feature that makes it possible for you to encrypt your Windows and Linux IaaS virtual machine disks. Azure…


Azure Disk Encryption MSDN Forum Ready to Answer Your Questions

In the IT security business there are a lot of ways you can get your questions answered. Ask a friend or colleague in person. Ask someone who you know that is an expert in the area that you need an answer over email. Many of us are involved with social media, and take advantage of…


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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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…