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Your Pa$$word doesn’t matter

Every week I have at least one conversation with a security decision maker explaining why a lot of the hyperbole about passwords – “never use a password that has ever been seen in a breach,” “use really long passwords”, “passphrases-will-save-us”, ... continue reading
Azure Bastion - Access your Azure virtual servers without a public open RDP port

Azure Bastion – Access your Azure virtual servers without a public open RDP port

There may be a valid reason why you need Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) or Secure Shell (SSH) access to a virtual machine hosted in Microsoft Azure. Unfortunately, this means you either need to have ports like 3389 open on a ... continue reading
Azure AD Mailbag: Conditional Access Q&A

Azure AD Mailbag: Conditional Access Q&A

Greetings! This is Sue Bohn, director of program management for Identity and Access Management. One of our most popular features in Azure Active Directory is Conditional Access which provides the flexibility to enable additional security controls before granting access. It ... continue reading
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New PCI DSS Azure Blueprint makes compliance simpler

I’m excited to announce our second Azure Blueprint for an important compliance standard with the release of the PCI-DSS v3.2.1 blueprint. The new blueprint maps a core set of policies for Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) compliance ... continue reading
Azure AD Mailbag: Use Azure Active Directory B2C to enable ‘Sign in with Apple’ in your apps

Azure AD Mailbag: Use Azure Active Directory B2C to enable ‘Sign in with Apple’ in your apps

Greetings! We are going to start highlighting Azure AD B2C more in the mailbag series since there has been a lot of interest. Since Apple recently announced a new app sign-in button called ‘Sign In With Apple’, we’ve received questions ... continue reading
Using Azure AD with your Oracle Cloud apps

Using Azure AD with your Oracle Cloud apps

Howdy folks, Microsoft and Oracle recently announced a partnership that enables interoperability between Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud. We formed this partnership based on your feedback that you have business critical infrastructure running on each of our clouds, and that ... continue reading
Develop a risk management strategy for your Azure AD application migration

Develop a risk management strategy for your Azure AD application migration

Greetings, This is Sue Bohn, director of program management for Identity and Access Management. I’m excited to introduce the next entry in our Voice of the Partner blog series. Our partners are Microsoft 365 experts with in-depth experience to help ... continue reading

Security baseline (FINAL) for Windows 10 v1903 and Windows Server v1903

Microsoft is pleased to announce the final release of the security configuration baseline settings for Windows 10 version 1903 (a.k.a., “19H1”), and for Windows Server version 1903. Download the content from the Microsoft Security Compliance Toolkit (click Download and select ... continue reading
Conditional access for the Azure AD combined MFA and password reset registration experience

Conditional access for the Azure AD combined MFA and password reset registration experience

Howdy folks, More and more organizations are using Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to protect their access and self-service password reset (SSPR) to reduce support costs and empower their users to manage their credential recovery. Our internal studies show that customers can ... continue reading

Ovum recommends Microsoft security to safeguard your hybrid and multi cloud environments

According to a new Ovum report, “[Azure Sentinel]…positions [Microsoft] to be a force for change in a security information and events management (SIEM) market that is ripe for disruption at the moment.” As enterprises migrate to the cloud, they’re increasingly ... continue reading