Azure Security Center Dashboard Updated

Good news on the Azure Security Center front! We’ve refreshed the dashboard to make it easier for you to: Identify new issues with your Azure Virtual Machines and PaaS services Find those issues easily using the New alerts & incidents tile Get to work fast with the ROI on investigations by using the Most attacked…


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….


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…


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…


10 Security Issues You Can Fix with Azure Security Center

When I first saw Azure Security Center over a year ago, I thought “meh, looks interesting but doesn’t seem to do too much”. True story. Since then, a lot of things have changed in Azure Security Center and my understanding of what it does and how it works – there’s no “meh” there anymore! When…


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


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…


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…