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Security guidance for remote desktop adoption

Security guidance for remote desktop adoption

As the volume of remote workers quickly increased over the past two to three months, the IT teams in many companies scrambled to figure out how their infrastructures and technologies would be able to handle the increase in remote connections ... continue reading

Afternoon Cyber Tea: Building operational resilience in a digital world

Operational resiliency is a topic of rising importance in the security community. Unplanned events, much like the one we are facing today, are reminders of how organizations can be prepared to respond to a cyberattack. Ian Coldwell and I explored ... continue reading

Enable remote work while keeping cloud deployments secure

As our customers shift to remote work in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, many have asked how to maintain the security posture of their cloud assets. Azure Security Center security controls can help you monitor your security posture as usage ... continue reading

Mobile security—the 60 percent problem

Off the top of your head, what percentage of endpoints in your organization are currently protected? Something in the 98 percent+ range? Most enterprises would say having fewer than 2 percent of endpoint devices lacking adequate security would be considered ... continue reading

Protecting your data and maintaining compliance in a remote work environment

In this difficult time, remote work is becoming the new normal for many companies around the world. Employees are using tools like Microsoft Teams to collaborate, chat, and connect in new ways to try to keep their businesses moving forward ... continue reading

Turning collaboration and customer engagement up with a strong identity approach

In these challenging times, it’s even more apparent that modern companies are managing a blended workforce that encompasses not only their full-time staff and customers but also their contractors, consultants, subsidiaries, suppliers, partners, and soon-to-be customers. Balancing friction-less collaboration and ... continue reading

Microsoft Defender ATP can help you secure your remote workforce

As the number of home-based workers has accelerated in the last few weeks, it’s introduced new challenges. You may want to expand the number and types of devices employees can use to access company resources. You need to support a ... continue reading

Full Operational Shutdown—another cybercrime case from the Microsoft Detection and Response Team

Recently, we published our first case report (001: …And Then There Were Six) by the Microsoft Detection and Response Team (DART). We received significant positive response from our customers and colleagues and our team has been getting inquiries asking for ... continue reading
Image: Initial Access Execution Persistence Privilege Escalation Defense Evasion Credential Access Discovery Lateral Movement Impact Using Cloud credentials Exec into container Backdoor container Privileged container Clear container logs List K8S secrets Access the K8S API server Access cloud resources Data Destruction Compromised images in registry bash/cmd inside container Writable hostPath mount Cluster-admin binding Delete K8S events Mount service principal Access Kubelet API Container service account Resource Hijacking Kubeconfig file New container Kubernetes CronJob hostPath mount Pod / container name similarity Access container service account Network mapping Cluster internal networking Denial of service Application vulnerability Application exploit (RCE) Access cloud resources Connect from Proxy server Applications credentials in configuration files Access Kubernetes dashboard Applications credentials in configuration files Exposed Dashboard SSH server running inside container Instance Metadata API Writable volume mounts on the host Access Kubernetes dashboard Access tiller endpoint

Attack matrix for Kubernetes

Kubernetes, the most popular container orchestration system and one of the fastest-growing projects in the history of open source, becomes a significant part of many companies’ compute stack. The flexibility and scalability of containers encourage many developers to move their ... continue reading
Zero Trust framework to enable remote work

Zero Trust framework to enable remote work

Zero Trust Assessment tool now live! With such a large influx of employees working remotely, many of the traditional network-based security controls are unable to protect the organization. For many organizations, there are two options: route all remote traffic through ... continue reading