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AzUpdate: Microsoft Announces GA of Azure Synapse and Public Preview of Azure Purview data catalog

Big announcement surrounding the general availability of Azure Synapse Analytics and the public preview release of Azure Purview data catalog is covered this week on AzUpdate. Other news items covered include: Azure AD Application Proxy now natively supports apps that ... continue reading
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Azure Sentinel achieves a Leader placement in Forrester Wave, with top ranking in Strategy

I’m thrilled to announce Forrester Research has named Microsoft Azure Sentinel as a “Leader” in The Forrester Wave: Security Analytics Platform Providers, Q4 2020. When we released Azure Sentinel almost a year ago—the industry’s first cloud-native SIEM on a major ... continue reading
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Threat actor leverages coin miner techniques to stay under the radar – here’s how to spot them

Cryptocurrency miners are typically associated with cybercriminal operations, not sophisticated nation state actor activity. They are not the most sophisticated type of threats, which also means that they are not among the most critical security issues that defenders address with ... continue reading
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Zerologon is now detected by Microsoft Defender for Identity

There has been a huge focus on the recently patched CVE-2020-1472 Netlogon Elevation of Privilege vulnerability, widely known as ZeroLogon. While Microsoft strongly recommends that you deploy the latest security updates to your servers and devices, we also want to ... continue reading
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Digital event: Explore how data and analytics will impact the future of your business

Planning strategic data and analytics initiatives is now critical for helping your organization build the agility and resilience needed to successfully navigate the future. Join us on December 3, 2020, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Pacific Time (UTC-8), for ... 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

Key layers for developing a Smarter SOC with CyberProof-managed Microsoft Azure security services

This blog post is part of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) guest blog series. Learn more about MISA here.   Security teams are struggling to reduce the time to detect and respond to threats due to the complexity and volume ... continue reading
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Building and sharing Jupyter Books in Azure Data Studio

The notebook experience in Azure Data Studio allows users to create and share documents containing live code, execution results, and narrative text. Potential usage includes data cleaning and transformation, statistical modeling, troubleshooting guides, data visualization, and machine learning. Jupyter books ... continue reading
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AzUpdate: PowerShell and Azure Migrate, Managing User Authentication Updates and more

It's been sometime since we connected last so lots of news to cover this week. News this week includes: PowerShell support for Server Migration with Azure Migrate is now generally available, Updates to managing user authentication methods, New recommendations from ... continue reading
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Advancing Password Spray Attack Detection

Hey folks, In this blog, I am going to tell you about an amazing addition to our family of credential compromise detection capabilities – this one uses our machine learning technology and global signal to create incredibly accurate detection of ... continue reading