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Attack flow for Mozi botnet.

How to proactively defend against Mozi IoT botnet

Mozi is a peer-to-peer (P2P) botnet that uses a BitTorrent-like network to infect IoT devices such as network gateways and digital video records (DVRs). It works by exploiting weak telnet passwords1 and nearly a dozen unpatched IoT vulnerabilities2 and it’s ... continue reading
Cloud Katana design principles.

Automating security assessments using Cloud Katana

Today, we are open sourcing Cloud Katana, a cloud-native serverless application built on the top of Azure Functions to assess security controls in the cloud and hybrid cloud environments. We are currently covering only use cases in Azure, but we ... continue reading

Migrating content from traditional SIEMs to Azure Sentinel

In part two of this three-part series, we covered the five types of side-by-side security information and event management (SIEM) configurations commonly used during a long-term migration to Microsoft Azure Sentinel. For part three, we’ll be looking at best practices ... continue reading

7 ways to harden your environment against compromise

Here at the global Microsoft Compromise Recovery Security Practice (CRSP), we work with customers who have experienced disruptive security incidents to restore trust in identity systems and remove adversary control. During 2020, the team responded to many incidents involving ransomware ... continue reading

How security can keep media and sources safe

The security community is continuously changing, growing, and learning from each other to better position the world against cyber threats. In the latest Voice of the Community blog series post, Microsoft Product Marketing Manager Natalia Godyla talks with Runa Sandvik, an ... continue reading
Map of a threat research methodology emphasizing SimuLand and Security Datasets.

Sharing the first SimuLand dataset to expedite research and learn about adversary tradecraft

Last month, we introduced the SimuLand project to help security researchers around the world deploy lab environments to reproduce well-known attack scenarios, actively test detections, and learn more about the underlying behavior and implementation of adversary techniques. Since the release ... continue reading

How to manage a side-by-side transition from your traditional SIEM to Azure Sentinel

With every week bringing new headlines about crippling cyberattacks, and with organizations growing increasingly distributed, security teams are constantly asked to do more with less. Moving to cloud-native security information and event management (SIEM) can help security teams analyze data ... continue reading

A guide to balancing external threats and insider risk

The security community is continuously changing, growing, and learning from each other to better position the world against cyber threats. In the latest Voice of the Community blog series post, Microsoft Product Marketing Manager Natalia Godyla talks with Rockwell Automation Vice ... continue reading
A matrix of attack techniques related to containerization technologies, organized by stages of an attack.

The evolution of a matrix: How ATT&CK for Containers was built

Note: The content of this post is being released jointly with the Center for Threat-Informed Defense. It is co-authored with Chris Ante and Matthew Bajzek. The Center post can be found here. As containers become a major part of many ... continue reading

MISA expands portfolio and looks ahead during Microsoft Inspire

This blog post is part of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) guest blog series. Learn more about MISA. Welcome to fiscal year 2022 (FY22) and my first official blog as the MISA Lead. It’s been a whirlwind couple of months getting up ... continue reading