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Windows Server 101: Hardening IIS via Security Control Configuration

Windows Server 101: Hardening IIS via Security Control Configuration

IIS, the web server that’s available as a role in Windows Server, is also one of the most used web server platforms on the internet. Hardening IIS involves applying a certain configuration steps above and beyond the default settings. The ... continue reading
Configuration Manager: ‘The encryption type requested is not supported by the KDC’ Error When Running Reports

Configuration Manager: ‘The encryption type requested is not supported by the KDC’ Error When Running Reports

Introduction Hello, my name is Richard McIver and I’m a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft specializing in System Center Configuration Manager. I was recently working with a customer who suddenly started receiving a strange KDC error when attempting to run ... continue reading
Secure Credentials with Self-Signed Certificates for PowerShell Scripts

Secure Credentials with Self-Signed Certificates for PowerShell Scripts

Hello everyone, I’m Preston K. Parsard, specializing in Platforms, Azure Infrastructure and Automation topics, and I’d like to share some insights for securing PowerShell credentials using certificates. This post is based on a recent customer project, but we’ll also wrap ... continue reading

Anatomy of a secured MCU

Secure silicon Azure Sphere is an end-to-end solution containing three complementary components that provide a secured IoT platform. They include an Azure Sphere microcontroller unit (MCU), an operating system optimized for IoT scenarios that is managed by Microsoft, and a ... continue reading
Confidential computing using Always Encrypted with secure enclaves in SQL Server 2019 preview

Confidential computing using Always Encrypted with secure enclaves in SQL Server 2019 preview

SQL Server 2019 preview brings encryption technology to a broader set of scenarios by enabling rich confidential computing capabilities with the enhanced Always Encrypted feature, Always Encrypted with secure enclaves. Always Encrypted with secure enclaves allows rich computations on encrypted ... continue reading
Datacenter migration updates from Ignite 2018

Datacenter migration updates from Ignite 2018

Microsoft Ignite 2018 took place in Orlando, Florida few weeks ago. It is an annual Microsoft conference for ITPros with more then 700+ sessions and 100+ announcements. Let's review what announcements are relevant if you are migrating from your datacenter ... continue reading
Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #6 High Performance SDN Gateways

Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #6 High Performance SDN Gateways

[crayon-5c9508f26a704442302670/] Organizations today deploy their applications across multiple clouds including on-premises private clouds, service provider clouds, and public clouds such as Azure. In such scenarios, enabling secure, high-performance connectivity across workloads in different clouds is essential. Windows Server 2019 brings ... 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

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
Demystifying Schannel

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