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Microsoft Security's three Zero Trust principles: verify explicitly, use least privileged access, and assume breach.

The critical role of Zero Trust in securing our world

We are operating in the most complex cybersecurity landscape that we’ve ever seen. While our current ability to detect and respond to attacks has matured incredibly quickly in recent years, bad actors haven’t been standing still. Large-scale attacks like those ... continue reading
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Intune – Enrollment Options for End-Entity Certificates

Working as a PKI engineer, I am frequently asked about "the best" method to enroll certificates to mobile devices via Intune. What exactly is the best method from a PKI engineer's perspective? The most secure one, of course. The following ... continue reading
Windows Insiders gain new DNS over HTTPS controls

Windows Insiders gain new DNS over HTTPS controls

Credit and thanks to Alexandru Jercaianu and Vladimir Cernov for implementation work Over the last year, we have been improving the DNS over HTTPS (DoH) functionality in the Windows DNS client. Now we are pleased to introduce you to the ... continue reading

Windows 11 enables security by design from the chip to the cloud

Over the last year, PCs have kept us connected to family, friends, and enabled businesses to continue to run. This new hybrid work paradigm has got us thinking about how we will continue to deliver the best possible quality, experience, ... continue reading
Windows Server 2022 Azure Edition in Public Preview

Windows Server 2022 Azure Edition in Public Preview

Windows Server Azure Edition is a special version of Windows Server built specifically to run either as an Azure IaaS VM in Azure or as a VM on an Azure Stack HCI cluster. Unlike the traditional Standard or Datacenter editions, ... continue reading
Am I billed for an Azure Virtual Machine if it's shut down?

Am I billed for an Azure Virtual Machine if it's shut down?

Come to the cloud, it has consumption-based billing! But what does that mean, exactly? Is my virtual machine free if it is shut down? Let's explore the billing components of an Azure Virtual Machine. Resources in Azure all have particular ... continue reading
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Windows 10 – All Things About Application Guard

Hi IT Professionals, While working on a Customers ‘requests on Windows Defender Application Guard related to Microsoft Endpoint Manager – Attack Surface Reduction Policies, I could not find an up-to-date and detailed document from internet search. I have ended up ... continue reading

CRSP: The emergency team fighting cyber attacks beside customers

What is CRSP? Microsoft Global Compromise Recovery Security Practice. Who is CRSP? We are a worldwide team of cybersecurity experts operating in most countries, across all organizations (public and private), with deep expertise to secure an environment post-security breach and ... continue reading
VPN access to Azure from macOS with Azure Active Directory authentication

VPN access to Azure from macOS with Azure Active Directory authentication

Whether you are using Microsoft Azure for development, for production workloads, or for both, it's important to consider the security of the connections to those cloud systems. Virtual private networks are often used to encrypt traffic between a device and ... continue reading
Breaking down NOBELIUM’s latest early-stage toolset

Breaking down NOBELIUM’s latest early-stage toolset

As we reported in earlier blog posts, the threat actor NOBELIUM recently intensified an email-based attack that it has been operating and evolving since early 2021. We continue to monitor this active attack and intend to post additional details as ... continue reading