Microsoft Azure Security and Compliance

News and information from the Azure security and compliance teams

Certificate Transparency

Certificate Transparency (CT) is a new Internet standard that addresses the concern of mis-issued...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 04/25/2018

Azure Disk Encryption with EncryptFormatAll feature for Data disks on Linux IaaS VM

In this blog, we will introduce you to the new Azure disk encryption feature parameter...

Author: Devendra Tiwari, Principal PM Director, Azure Engg Date: 11/30/2017

Announcing Azure Disk Encryption Preview for Virtual Machine Scale Sets

Today, we are excited to announce the public preview of Azure Disk Encryption (ADE) for Virtual...

Author: Devendra Tiwari, Principal PM Director, Azure Engg Date: 09/28/2017

Disabling Server Message Block Version 1 (SMB v1) in Azure

Microsoft has always considered security to be priority #1. Whether it be in the cloud, on-premises,...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 08/18/2017

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...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 08/04/2017

Applying updates to a encrypted Azure IaaS Red Hat VM using Yum Update

In this post, we will describe the steps you must take before you apply the updates (patch) to an...

Author: Devendra Tiwari, Principal PM Director, Azure Engg Date: 07/13/2017

Deprecating Azure disk encryption preview extension for Linux IaaS VMs

The Azure Disk Encryption engineering team has deprecated the Linux security extension...

Author: Devendra Tiwari, Principal PM Director, Azure Engg Date: 07/12/2017

Azure Network Security Whitepaper/Article Released

One of the biggest challenges we have when learning about a new cloud service provider is trying to...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 06/30/2017

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...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 06/29/2017

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...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 06/22/2017

Azure TLS Certificate Changes

We know security is a top priority for you, and so is uptime of your applications. To give you...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 06/12/2017

Azure Security Center Dashboard Updated

Good news on the Azure Security Center front! We’ve refreshed the dashboard to make it easier for...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 05/09/2017

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...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 03/17/2017

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...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 03/07/2017

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...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 02/14/2017

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...

Author: Yuri Diogenes [MSFT] Date: 01/26/2017

Get Hands-On Experience with OMS Security with OMS Suite Experience Center

We spend a lot of time talking about Azure Security Center here – and for good reason – Azure...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 01/04/2017

Free e-book–Protect Your Data: 7 Ways to Improve Your Security Posture

It’s the holiday season and that means it’s time for giving! What would be a good gift from the...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 12/27/2016

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report features Azure Security Center Advanced Threat Detection

The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) focuses on software vulnerabilities, software...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 12/22/2016

Monitoring your hybrid environment with OMS security

If you’re wondering how to use Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Security and Audit...

Author: Yuri Diogenes [MSFT] Date: 12/22/2016

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...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 12/20/2016

Get Threat Intelligence Reports with Azure Security Center

There’s a very cool feature in Azure Security Center that deserves more attention. Actually, there...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 12/19/2016

Tom Shinder Discusses Cloud Security at CloudAdminCon 2016

I had a chance recently to speak with a group of cloud computing leaders recently at the...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 12/16/2016

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...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 12/16/2016

Tip of the day - Generate Azure Security Center for Azure Log Integration

You may not see log entries from Azure Security Center imported into your Azure Log Integration log...

Author: Namgyal Nanglo Date: 12/07/2016

Investigating Suspicious Activity in a Hybrid Cloud with OMS Security

Monitoring devices in a hybrid environment is imperative to your secure posture. The intent of...

Author: Yuri Diogenes [MSFT] Date: 11/30/2016

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...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 11/30/2016

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...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 11/22/2016

Azure Security Center Podcast with Sarah Fender

Heads up on a new podcast with Sarah Fender on Azure Security Center. (recorded November 3, 2016)...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 11/22/2016

New: Azure IaaS Security Best Practices

If you’re been watching this space, you know that we have a growing collection of Azure security...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 11/21/2016

New and Improved Azure Security Information Site

We’re all about the principle of continuous improvement over here in Azure security. No matter how...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 11/18/2016

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...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 11/04/2016

Overview of DDoS Attacks

We realize that at this point even people not working in IT have heard of DDoS. Video and music...

Author: Barclay Neira [MSFT] Date: 11/02/2016

How Does Azure Security Center Help Microsoft IT?

Microsoft IT (known to many as MSIT) uses Azure Security Center to help secure Microsoft corporate...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 10/31/2016

Azure Security Best Practices

Do you know about the Azure Security Information site? It’s a collection of articles and other...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 10/27/2016

Protect Azure SQL Databases with Azure Security Center

Our aim is true – to help you protect, detect and respond to threats against your Azure based...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 10/26/2016

Azure Security Center–Data Collection and Storage

In order for Azure Security Center to get the information it needs to assess your current security...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 10/25/2016

What’s the Difference Between an Azure Security Center Alert and a MSRC Notification

This week someone wrote to me and asked about an email he received from Microsoft regarding a...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 10/21/2016

Let us know what you’d like to see in Azure Security Center

Azure Security Center helps you protect, detect and respond to threats against your Azure assets. We...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 10/20/2016

What’s New in Azure Security Center?

One thing about the cloud is that things are always changing. And as an Azure security service,...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 10/19/2016

Add Microsoft Antimalware to Azure Service Fabric Clusters

Hello Azure security community! Yuri Diogenes (CSI Enterprise Mobility + Security / Azure Security /...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 10/07/2016

Azure Disk Encryption for Linux VMs and VMs with Premium Storage reaches General Availability

Today, at Microsoft Ignite Conference, we announce the general availability of Azure disk encryption...

Author: Devendra Tiwari, Principal PM Director, Azure Engg Date: 09/26/2016

Integrate Azure Activity logs and Azure Security Center Alerts over Syslog to QRadar

NOTE: This blog post is outdated and some of the steps may not work correctly. If you have problems,...

Author: Namgyal Nanglo Date: 09/24/2016

White Paper-Microsoft Cloud Germany-Compliance in the cloud for organizations in EU/EFTA W

Microsoft understands that for its enterprise customers to realize the benefits of cloud computing,...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 09/22/2016

UK Governance, Security and Compliance Issues Post Brexit-Whitepaper

Microsoft Azure provides services that can help address the security and compliance needs of...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 09/08/2016

Azure SQL Database Threat Detection–Advanced DB Security in the Cloud

We’ve talked a number of times on this blog about how Azure Security Center is able to bring in...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 09/08/2016

Microsoft Operations Management & Security product meet-up at Ignite 2016

Would you like to participate in a discussion on IT management and security? This is an opportunity...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 09/07/2016

Pen Testing FROM Azure Virtual Machines

Did you know that we support and hope that you’ll pen test your own applications and services you...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 08/29/2016

New book–Azure Security Infrastructure

Writing books is one of the most difficult things I’ve done. On the other hand, it’s also one of the...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 08/26/2016

Get free hands-on experience with OMS Security and Compliance

Cloud has changed a lot of things, and many of them for the better. But one thing that I’ve heard,...

Author: Thomas W Shinder - MSFT Date: 08/25/2016

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