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Securing Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL

Selecting a secure cloud services provider is one of the most fundamentally important decisions customers make. Customers must build their applications and services upon a secure trusted foundation. Azure Database for PostgreSQL and Azure Database for MySQL inherit the fundamentally ... continue reading

FinFisher exposed: A researcher’s tale of defeating traps, tricks, and complex virtual machines

Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (Office 365 ATP) blocked many notable zero-day exploits in 2017. In our analysis, one activity group stood out: NEODYMIUM. This threat actor is remarkable for two reasons: Its access to sophisticated zero-day exploits for Microsoft ... continue reading

Schannel Follow-up

Hello all! Nathan Penn back again with a follow-up to Demystifying Schannel. While finishing up the original post, I realized that having a simpler method to disable the various components of Schannel might be warranted. If you remember that article, ... continue reading

Retire Those Old Legacy Protocols

Hello Paul Bergson back again, and I wanted to bring up another security topic. There has been a lot of work by enterprises to protect their infrastructure with patching and server hardening, but one area that is often overlooked when ... continue reading

DSC Resource Kit Release February 2018

We just released the DSC Resource Kit! This release includes updates to 12 DSC resource modules. In these past 7 weeks, 83 pull requests have been merged and 70 issues have been closed, all thanks to our amazing community! The ... continue reading

Migration checklist when moving to Azure App Service

I have been continuously getting requests from customers, colleagues and partners around what to consider when migrating applications to Azure PaaS service but more specifically to the App Service. This post tries to cover the majority of those cases and ... continue reading

Cipher Suite Breakdown

Hi all, my name is Jason McClure and I’m a Platforms PFE with Microsoft. If you read Demystifying Schannel from Nathan Penn, then you may be asking yourself “What do all those letters and numbers mean?” Often, we deal with ... continue reading

Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) – Certificate Warnings

Hello everyone! Tim Beasley, Platforms PFE here again from the gorgeous state of Missouri. Here in the fall, in the Ozark Mountains area the colors of the trees are just amazing! But hey, I’m sure wherever you are it’s nice ... continue reading

Demystifying Schannel

Hello all! Nathan Penn here to help with some of those pesky security questions that have lingered for years. Recently I have been fielding several questions on “How do I make sure that I am only using the TLS 1.2 ... continue reading
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