Microsoft Encryption of Data-at-Rest White Paper

There are essentially 3 types of encryption you want to think about when working with a cloud service provider: Encryption at Rest Encryption in Flight (network encryption) Encryption in processing (application data encryption) Encryption at rest is about protecting data on disk. You need to make sure that an attacker who might to acquire a…


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…


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…


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…


Experiencing a Real-World Security Investigation with OMS Security

Earlier this month, Tom Shinder wrote this article about the  OMS Suite Experience Center. This is an amazing resource to learn more about OMS Security, experience the interface and get used to the dashboard. Now let’s move to the next level, let’s really perform a security investigation using the data available in this environment. Perform…


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….


Monitoring your hybrid environment with OMS security

If you’re wondering how to use Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Security and Audit Solution to monitor a hybrid enterprise infrastructure, be sure to check out this new MVA course. Learn about deployment, antimalware, and update assessments, in addition to incident detection and response. Get the details on security challenges for IT operations and how…


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…