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A “quick wins” approach to securing Azure Active Directory and Office 365 and improving your security posture

In the last post, we discussed Office 365 and how enabling certain features without understanding all the components can lead to a false sense of security. We demonstrated how implementing a break glass account, multi-factor authentication (MFA), and the removal ... continue reading
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A breakthrough year for passwordless technology

As 2020 draws to a close, most of us are looking forward to putting this year in the rearview mirror. Since we depend even more on getting online for everything in our lives, we’re more than ready to be done ... continue reading
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Securely manage and autofill passwords across all your mobile devices with Microsoft Authenticator

Howdy folks, Today we are announcing the public preview of password management and autofill capability in the Microsoft Authenticator app. For any sites or apps you visit on your mobile device, Authenticator will help you autofill strong passwords without having ... continue reading
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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
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Azure AD Application Proxy now natively supports apps that use header-based authentication

Howdy folks, It’s awesome to hear from many of you that Azure AD Application Proxy helps you in providing secure remote access to critical on-premises applications and reducing load from existing VPN solutions. We’ve also heard about the need for ... 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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Are Your IaaS Domain Controllers Secured in Azure?

Hi Everyone, Zoheb here again with my colleague Tim Beasley. Today, we will be sharing some best practices to help ensure that your VMs (virtual machines) (including Domain Controllers) are secure in your Azure/Cloud environment. I would like to start ... 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

Empowering employees to securely work from anywhere with an internet-first model and Zero Trust

Like many this year, our Microsoft workforce had to quickly transition to a work from the home model in response to COVID-19. While nobody could have predicted the world’s current state, it has provided a very real-world test of the ... 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