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Microsoft Security's Zero Trust architecture flow chart depicting lessons learned from thousands of Zero Trust deployments.

Evolving Zero Trust—Lessons learned and emerging trends

Looking back at the last two years, to say that our security strategies have evolved would be an understatement. Organizations around the world made overnight transitions to remote work models in response to a global pandemic, forcing them to reassess ... continue reading
Within seconds attackers can find exploitable IoT targets that can become a point of entry into a business network. Once inside they can find sensitive information within minutes. In a hours time valuable data can be exfiltrated and for sale on the Darkweb.

How Microsoft Defender for IoT can secure your IoT devices

Cybersecurity threats are always evolving, and today we’re seeing a new wave of advanced attacks specifically targeting IoT devices used in enterprise environments as well as operational technology (OT) devices used in industrial systems and critical infrastructure (like ICS/SCADA). It’s ... continue reading
Timeline showing the transition from Global pre-Covid onsite work for Microsoft employees beginning at around 100,000 employees entering Microsoft buildings in January 2020 and falling to around 30,000 employees by August of 2021.

New insights on cybersecurity in the age of hybrid work

As we approach the last week of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, I think about what is top of mind for myself and my peers in security. The past year has continued the 2020s major shift in the way organizations operate. Recent ... continue reading
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Upgrade your network protection with Azure Firewall Premium

This blog has been co-authored by Suren Jamiyanaa, Program Manager II and Eliran Azulai, Principal Program Manager. We continue to be amazed by the adoption, interest, positive feedback, and the breadth of use cases customers are finding for our service ... continue reading
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Defenders wanted—building the new cybersecurity professionals

As part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we published a special blog post earlier this week featuring real-world experiences shared by cybersecurity professionals: people with diverse backgrounds in law, academia, software development, and other seemingly unrelated fields. This topic is near ... continue reading
Best practices for onboarding Microsoft Azure Arc enabled servers

Best practices for onboarding Microsoft Azure Arc enabled servers

I had the chance to speak with Ryan Willis (Senior Program Manager at Microsoft) on how to learn best practices and strategies for onboarding a wide range of resources, including Windows, Linux, SQL server, Kubernetes clusters, and Azure services across ... continue reading
Centrally design, deploy, and operate Kubernetes apps and clusters anywhere using Azure Arc

Centrally design, deploy, and operate Kubernetes apps and clusters anywhere using Azure Arc

In this video, I had the chance to speak with Jason Hansen (Principal Program Manager at Microsoft) about how you can centrally design, deploy, and operate Kubernetes apps and clusters anywhere using Azure Arc. What is Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes? With ... continue reading
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Log Sensor & Telemetry Services in Isolated Network

Dear IT Pros, We knew that it is normal for Domain Controller and critical servers to be in isolated network without internet access. How could we provide the cloud-based, Azure log analytic services for these objects? The services could originate ... continue reading
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Next-generation firewall capabilities with Azure Firewall Premium

This post was co-authored by Gopikrishna Kannan, Principal Program Manager, Azure Networking and Suren Jamiyanaa, Program Manager 2, Azure Networking. Following the preview release announced in February 2021, we are announcing the general availability release of Microsoft Azure Firewall Premium ... continue reading
Build a strong Zero Trust Foundation starting with identity and endpoint management

Build a strong Zero Trust Foundation starting with identity and endpoint management

Last year at Microsoft Inspire, we shared gratitude for the amazing work our partners did in helping our joint customers rapidly shift to remote work. As the world continues to evolve and the new reality takes hold, two trends are ... continue reading