Azure Network Security Whitepaper/Article Released

One of the biggest challenges we have when learning about a new cloud service provider is trying to figure out what that provider has. In fact, it’s hard even if you’re already using that cloud service provider! For example, “what does Azure have that’s related to my network security concerns?” The answers would come pretty…


Azure Logging and Auditing–Turn Chaos into Order

Azure is a big thing – so big that a lot of you tell me it’s hard to keep up. But you’re also IT pro’s, you’re used to learning new things – IT definitely isn’t the profession you chose to not learn new things. Indeed – this is the life we’ve chosen. And that’s a…


New Azure Security Whitepapers–A Security Bonanza!

They’ve been a long time coming – the Azure Security White Paper collection. This isn’t just a white paper or two. This isn’t marketing stuff and fluff. This isn’t just click-this and click-that. This is the real deal – information you can use to understand what Azure has to offer when it comes to security….


Azure TLS Certificate Changes

We know security is a top priority for you, and so is uptime of your applications. To give you additional assurance of the authenticity of Azure services, most Azure services get their SSL/TLS certificates from a known set of intermediate certificate authorities (CAs) that Microsoft operates. Microsoft publishes details of these CAs in its Certificate…


Update to Azure Antimalware Extension for Cloud Services

Microsoft Azure has released the latest version (1.1.0.1) of the Azure Antimalware extension for Cloud Services (PaaS v1). This release includes support for Guest Agent Family 5+ and has Windows Server 2016 Operating System enabled with Defender by default. The new extension will only configure the policies in your Azure PaaS v1 nodes, as Defender…


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….


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…