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Microsoft Secure Score Across the Microsoft Security Stack

Introduction This is John Barbare and I am a Sr. Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on all things in the Cybersecurity space. In this blog I will walk you through various Microsoft products from the Microsoft Security Stack and explain ... continue reading
Protect your SQL Server on-premises, in Azure, and in multicloud

Protect your SQL Server on-premises, in Azure, and in multicloud

Azure Defender for SQL is now generally available for use with SQL Server on premises, in multicloud deployments on Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and in virtual machines on Azure. Azure Defender for SQL constantly monitors ... continue reading

Securing a Windows Server VM in Azure

If you've built and managed Windows Servers in an on-premises environment, you may have a set of configuration steps as well as regular process and monitoring alerts, to ensure that server is as secure as possible. But if you run ... continue reading
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Demystifying Ransomware Attacks Against Microsoft Defender Solution

Hi IT Pros, As you have known it, Ransomware is in aggravated assault mode at this time of year 2020, the joint cybersecurity advisory comes from the Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and ... continue reading
Legacy access model

Modernize secure access for your on-premises resources with Zero Trust

Change came quickly in 2020. More likely than not, a big chunk of your workforce has been forced into remote access. And with remote work came an explosion of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) scenarios, requiring your organization to extend the bounds of ... continue reading

It's Time to Hang Up on Phone Transports for Authentication

In my blog Your Pa$$word doesn't matter, I laid out the key password vulnerabilities, and in response to a gazillion “but other creds can be compromised, too” DMs and emails, I wrote All our creds are belong to us, where ... continue reading
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Microsoft Defender for Identity – Azure ATP Daily Operation

Hi IT Pros, I would like to continue the blog about Microsoft Defender for Identity with topic related to the daily operation of SecOp Team who traces all attacks against Identities stored in your on-prem Active Directory domain controllers. Please ... continue reading
Stopping Attacks by using MFA

Dharma Ransomware: Recovery and Preventative Measures

  This is John Barbare and I am a Sr Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on all things in the Cybersecurity space. In the last several months, I have been getting a lot of requests around certain Ransomware that steals credentials through targeting phishing campaigns, extracting credentials to get Domain Admin access, and then ... continue reading
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Sophisticated new Android malware marks the latest evolution of mobile ransomware

Attackers are persistent and motivated to continuously evolve – and no platform is immune. That is why Microsoft has been working to extend its industry-leading endpoint protection capabilities beyond Windows. The addition of mobile threat defense into these capabilities means ... continue reading
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How to Automate a PKI Configuration for an Existing Azure VM in Microsoft Azure

Jessica, our (fictitious) cloud engineer at our (fictitious) Adatum consulting firm, has just built an Azure development lab environment using Infrastructure-As-Code, and feels quite pleased, but now her team lead Jason is asking her what their plan is for development ... continue reading