Security

  • Azure resources to assess risk and compliance
    by Astha Malik on 18th April 2019 at 10:00

    Microsoft Azure is uniquely positioned to help you meet your compliance obligations. Customers need to identify risks and conduct a full risk assessment before committing to a cloud service, as well as comply with strict regulations to ensure the privacy, security, access, and continuity of their cloud environment and downstream customer data in cloud. […]

  • Machine Learning powered detections with Kusto query language in Azure Sentinel
    by Liza Mash Levin on 16th April 2019 at 09:00

    As cyberattacks become more complex and harder to detect. The traditional correlation rules of a SIEM are not enough, they are lacking the full context of the attack and can only detect attacks that were seen before. This can result in false negatives and gaps in the environment. In addition, correlation rules require significant maintenance and customization since they may provide different results based on the customer environment. […]

  • Azure Security Center exposes crypto miner campaign
    by Yaniv Zohar on 8th April 2019 at 11:00

    Azure Security Center discovered a new cryptocurrency mining operation on Azure customer resources. […]

  • Web application firewall at Azure Front Door service
    by Teresa Yao on 4th April 2019 at 08:00

    We have heard from many of you that security is a top priority when moving web applications onto the cloud. Today, we are very excited to announce our public preview of the Web Application Firewall (WAF) for the Azure Front Door service. By combining the global application and content delivery network with natively integrated WAF engine, you now have a highly available platform through which you may deliver your web applications to the world, secure and fast! […]

  • Extending Azure security capabilities
    by Gilad Elyashar on 3rd April 2019 at 08:00

    As more organizations are delivering innovation faster by moving their businesses to the cloud, increased security is critically important for every industry. Azure has built-in security controls across data, applications, compute, networking, identity, threat protection, and security management so you can customize protection and integrate partner solutions. […]

  • GPS Week Number Rollover – Microsoft has you covered!
    by Astha Malik on 2nd April 2019 at 11:00

    Microsoft has completed preparations for the upcoming GPS Week Number Rollover to ensure that users of Microsoft time sources do not experience any impact. […]

  • Announcing the public preview of Data Discovery & Classification for Azure SQL Data Warehouse
    by Kavitha Jonnakuti on 28th March 2019 at 10:00

    Today we’re announcing the public preview of Data Discovery & Classification for Azure SQL Data Warehouse, an additional capability for managing security for sensitive data. […]

  • Azure Storage support for Azure Active Directory based access control generally available
    by Chris Brooks on 28th March 2019 at 08:00

    We are pleased to announce the general availability of Azure AD based access control for Azure Storage Blobs and Queues. Enterprises can now grant specific data access permissions to users and service identities from Azure AD using Azure’s Role-based access control (RBAC). […]

  • Reducing security alert fatigue using machine learning in Azure Sentinel
    by Ram Shankar Siva Kumar on 19th March 2019 at 08:00

    Last week we launched Azure Sentinel, a cloud native SIEM tool. Machine learning (ML) in Azure Sentinel is built-in right from the beginning. We have thoughtfully designed the system with ML innovations aimed to make security analysts, security data scientists, and engineers productive. […]

  • Microsoft Azure portal March 2019 update
    by Leon Welicki on 14th March 2019 at 11:00

    This month’s updates includes Virtual Network Gateway overview page changes, new full-screen DNS Zone and Load Balancer create blades, management group integration with Activity Log, redesigned overview blades for certain services within Azure Database, multiple changes to the Security Center, and more updates to Intune. […]