Security Update Guide ushers in a new era of Microsoft updates

What do you think is the most important thing you can do to help secure both your client and server deployments? If you said, “apply security updates as soon as possible” – then you guessed right. Updating your applications, operating systems and firmware must be job one. Play fast and loose with updates, and it…


NEW: Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS) Security Best Practices

Things have been super busy around here, and one of the victims of that flurry of activity is the blog. Let’s try to make it up to you by giving your some great news – we’ve published some new PaaS security best practices articles! Here’s what we have to far: Securing PaaS deployments Securing PaaS…


The security hero’s tool belt: Identity-driven security

What do you do when your business goes mobile? The transition to mobility and the cloud has further complicated the threat landscape, creating new challenges for our security heroes. Sophisticated attack vectors require a new approach to security. How can you arm yourself with a security strategy that uncovers blind spots, identifies anomalies, and stops…


Microsoft Azure Compliance in the context of Australia Security and Privacy Requirements whitepaper now available

  The Microsoft Azure Compliance in the context of Australia Security and Privacy Requirements whitepaper addresses questions faced by customers in Australia who are considering a move to the cloud is now available! Microsoft Azure Compliance in the context of Australia Security and Privacy Requirements paper is written for IT decision makers in Australia who…


Ramp Up on Operations Management Suite Security & Compliance

For the Azure Security and Compliance teams – security is job 1 (and 2 and 3 and…) and cloud security is what charges us up during the day and keeps us awake at night. As a defender and protector for your organization, you have the same concerns. You need to know that you’re doing all…


How Would Microsoft Respond to a Data Breach of the Azure services?

The Azure Security Response Team is very commonly asked the question, if my data in Azure suffers a security breach, will Microsoft tell me? The simple answer is yes. The question of how that occurs requires a deeper journey into the inner workings of Azure Security Response, here I’ll give you a quick overview of the more detailed work we did in a new white paper called Microsoft Azure Security Response in the Cloud.


Lessons Learned: How Hackers Breach Networks

If you had the chance to read the Microsoft Red Team whitepaper, you know that Microsoft Azure and the rest of the Microsoft cloud focuses on preventing and detecting breaches. Preventing breaches is what we’ve all been doing for decades, and we should continue to do the things we’ve been doing to make it harder…


Evolution of Useful Results from Anomaly Detection Systems

Hello Azure security community! Today’s blog post on anomaly detection systems is brought to you by Ram Shankar Siva Kumar from Azure Security Data Science, in collaboration with Andrew Wicker, Dan Mace and Kaidi Zhao. The CISO of one of the premier National Labs in the country, said he is going to level with us:…


Microsoft Cloud Security Training–Security in a Cloud Enabled World

Knowledge is power. That’s definitely the case when it comes to security. Maybe even more so with the introduction and integration of public cloud assets into your overall IT portfolio. All that you know about on-premises security still applies, and much of it is also relevant in the cloud – but there new issues, and…